Coptic. <em>Figurine of a Female</em>, 6th-7th century C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 5 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1 11/16 in. (13.4 x 7.8 x 4.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.160. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.16.160_view1_ICA.jpg)

Figurine of a Female


Medium: Terracotta, pigment

Dates:6th-7th century C.E.

Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1 11/16 in. (13.4 x 7.8 x 4.3 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 3MZM12, 10E

Accession Number: 16.160

Image: CUR.16.160_view1_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small terracotta figurine. Hollow; cylindrical below. Modelled and painted in orange-red with buff-colored tunic with black decorations. Breasts modelled in high relief, amulet (?) suspended around neck. Headdress of high triangular form pierced in 3 places. On reverse is incised palm branch running lengthwise. Condition: General condition good, surface somewhat stained, very slight chips around base.

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