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Figure of a Nude Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Abusir, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2008-1721 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 12
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom (possibly)
    DIMENSIONS 2 15/16 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. (7.4 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ivory statuette of a woman. The woman is represented as being nude and standing with her feet together and her legs at her sides. She stands on a small, rectangular plinth. Her breasts are rather large. She wears a short bob wig decorated with horizontal and vertical striations to represent curls. The woman's figure is rather heavy; the facial features are rather nondescript. The space between the upper arms and the body and part of the space between the legs are hollowed out. Condition: Incrustations in hollows; front of plinth pitted.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of a Nude Woman, ca. 2008-1721 B.C.E. Ivory, 2 15/16 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. (7.4 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1206E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1206E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.37.1206E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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