<em>Statuette of a Female Acrobat</em>, ca. 1938–1630 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 4 × 2 × 7 in. (10.2 × 5.1 × 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1024. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 13.1024_profile_PS2.jpg)

Statuette of a Female Acrobat

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1938–1630 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 × 2 × 7 in. (10.2 × 5.1 × 17.8 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 3, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 13.1024

Image: 13.1024_profile_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone statuette, in the round, of nude female dancer performing a funerary dance (the Khetebt). Body bent backward. Face up, with hair touching base, body supported by arms which rest on oblong uninscribed base. Traces of red paint on body. Condition: Entire head missing from top of neck to lower part of hair. Body has been assembled and there are minor chips on arms. Red lines on body apparently indicate a bead network. Traces of black paint at base of hair indicate that it was painted black.

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