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Female Figurine

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay
  • Place Made: Northern Iran, Iran
  • DATES ca. 1200-700 B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in. (21 x 7.5 x 5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.8
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ancient Near Eastern. Female Figurine, ca. 1200-700 B.C.E. Clay, 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in. (21 x 7.5 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.8_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.8_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A simplified figure with a tall stalk-like torso and neck formed from one piece of clay with smooth rounded ball added to the front for the head. Two small triangular projections at the sides suggest arms. A small projection to the figure’s left suggests a breast. In contrast to the elongated body the hips are broad and rounded, the buttocks protruding sharply in back. The legs taper to tiny stump-like feet with rounded bottoms, making clear that the figure was not made to stand on its own.
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    Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Female Figurine</em>, ca. 1200-700 B.C.E. Clay, 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in. (21 x 7.5 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.8_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)