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Amulet of Baubo

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 3rd century B.C.E.-2nd century C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 15/16 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (2.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.979E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE front, CUR.37.979E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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