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Woman and Children on a Bed

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay
  • Place Excavated: Sawama, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 6 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 3 3/8 in. (17.3 x 3.3 x 8.5 cm) 1 7/16 x 3 5/16 x 6 9/16 in. (3.7 x 8.4 x 16.6 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 14.608
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta bed with recumbent figure of nude woman in high relief. By her right foot is small figure of a child and by her left another object possibly a hieroglyph for one thousand. Condition: Bad, three legs missing, floorboards of bed missing, numerous minor chips; figure of woman badly worn. Intended as a figure of a child? Appears to be a hieroglyph for one thousand, which would indicate a desire for innumerable children.
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