Female Figure with Nursing Male Child
Arts of Africa
Attached a&b: 9 x 6 x 7 1/2 in (22.8 x 15.2 x 19.0 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Joseph and Margaret Knopfelmacher
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Female Figure with Nursing Male Child, ca. 1300. Terracotta, Attached a&b: 9 x 6 x 7 1/2 in (22.8 x 15.2 x 19.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph and Margaret Knopfelmacher, 1996.170.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.170.15_PS10.jpg)
overall, 1996.170.15_PS10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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The object is a depiction of a kneeling female figure with a child on her lap, nursing at her left breast. The child is wearing a belt around the waist which consists of little bells/cowrie shells (?). The female is naked and only adorned with modeled bangles at her arms and a cordage impression at the waist. Condition: the object is in poor condition. (For detailed description see supplementary accession file.)
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