<em>Erotic Composition</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (16.5 x 9.5 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift in memory of Dr. Jacob Hirsch and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.13_SL1.jpg)

Erotic Composition

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (16.5 x 9.5 x 17 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.13

Image: 58.13_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone group in the round on rectangular base. Erotic subject. In center nude woman wearing curled wig attended by six nude males each wearing the side-lock. In front right corner two boys (?) hold miniature figure of a bound oryx. Flesh of males painted a bright red, that of woman white, her wig black and the base a brown-yellow. Condition: Broken and assembled from many pieces but apparently complete. The base is intact.

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