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Paddle Doll

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 8 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in. (21.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flat wooden female figurine with details of anatomy, garment and jewelry painted in red and black on both sides. On the reverse side is a painted image of Ta-weret. This is probably a servant figurine, although this type is also referred to as a paddle doll. Condition: Both arms broken off below armpits, and the edges are chipped off at the head and bottom. A hole on the right side near the armpit has an ancient repair with tan plaster. Some pitting on the surface.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Paddle Doll, ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 8 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in. (21.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.100E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.100E_GRPA_cropped_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.100E_GRPA_cropped_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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