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Arch with Female Figure

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

All three of these objects display the unrealistic hairdos and overlarge, staring eyes found on many forgeries of Late Antique Egyptian sculpture. Each also has other unconvincing details not typical of the period. The head on the roundel wears a necklace of unknown type and appears to emerge from some sort of egg. The arch is much too small to be a true tomb arch of the type seen elsewhere in this exhibition. The unidentifiable figure in its center is overshadowed by a welter of unrelated animals and decorative motifs. The male figure, unlike a true funerary representation, turns away from the viewer. His garment has no historical parallels, and the object in his hand is unrecognizable.
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES possibly ancient, but recut in the 20th Century C.E.
DIMENSIONS 9 7/16 x 18 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (24 x 46 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.153
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Arch with Female Figure, possibly ancient, but recut in the 20th Century C.E. Limestone, 9 7/16 x 18 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (24 x 46 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 68.153. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 68.153_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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