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Fragment of Female Figurine

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Place Excavated: El Ma'mariya, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3500–3400 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/16 in. (15.9 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.508
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of five fragments of terracotta figurines of women, of the type of 07.447.500-07.447.523, comprising the peg-shaped footless lower bodies. Objects 07.447.506 and 07.447.508 with waists preserved. Objects 07.447.506 and 07.447.507 are broken at height of knees. Mediocre red pottery. Separation of legs indicated by very shallow groove. Waists on 07.447.506, 07.447.508, and 07.447.509, where they partly remain, painted dark red. White paint, indicating cloth, is visible on 07.447.506, 07.447.507 and 07.447.508, on the last one almost down to "feet"; no traces of it on 07.447.509 and 07.447.510. Mediocre red pottery. Condition: Fragmentary.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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