<em>Female Figure</em>, ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 8 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 in. (22.2 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.501. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.501_erg456_2013.jpg)

Female Figure

Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 in. (22.2 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 07.447.501

Image: CUR.07.447.501_erg456_2013.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Terracotta figurine of woman. Head missing. High narrow waist, gracefully curving to pointed shoulders. No arms. Small breasts. Long legs, without feet, peg-shaped, their separation indicated by very shallow groove behind. "Steatopygy" pronounced; torso flat. Fine buff pottery, painted dark red on body, whitish, indicating cloth, from hips down to "below knees"; black dots on left breast. Condition: Head missing. White paint largely rubbed off.

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