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Squatting Man Holding Gazelle

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1938–1759 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 12
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 11/16 x 5/8 in. (3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small green glazed faience figure of a squatting man holding a gazelle-like animal across his knees. The plinth is straight-edged in the front, and rounded in the rear. The figure wears a tunic which leaves his shoulders bare. The figure seems to be a foreign type with jutting jaw and broad nose. He wears his hair long. His hair line in the front forms a “V” facing back in the middle. Condition: Left hand chipped; right foot and right front part of plinth missing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Squatting Man Holding Gazelle, ca. 1938–1759 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/16 x 11/16 x 5/8 in. (3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1054E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1054E_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1054E_PS9.jpg., 2017
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