Amulet of Baubo
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
3rd century B.C.E.-2nd century C.E.
Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
15/16 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (2.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Amulet of opaque white glass in the form of a nude woman. The woman is squatting with her legs drawn up at her sides and her hands placed on the sides of her stomach. Her breasts are large. The piece is indistinctly modeled; it was perhaps made from two pieces – a front half and a rear half – because there is a seam which runs around the entire figure. There is an eyelet on her back.
Condition: Eyelet only partially preserved small scratches; otherwise good.
This item is not on view
Amulet of Baubo, 3rd century B.C.E.-2nd century C.E. Glass, 15/16 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (2.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.979E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.979E_view01.jpg)
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