Mycenaean. <em>Female Figure</em>, ca. 1420–1190 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 4 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/16 in. (11.4 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.743. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.743_view1_print_bw.jpg)

Female Figure


Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1420–1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/16 in. (11.4 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm)



Accession Number: 35.743

Image: CUR.35.743_view1_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Female statuette with arms and upper body modeled on flat circular form - a "phi" figure. Head fairly flat on top with lock of hair hanging down from crown to "waist" painted to look like a braid with short horizontal strokes; bead-like nose; eye indicated by colored dots. Prominent breasts. Pale greenish-yellow clay with hair, eyes, nose, parallel wavy lines on upper body front and back and straighter lines farther apart on skirt - all in pale brown paint. Condition: Intact. Very small chip from left elbow. Color very worn, particularly on top of head.

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