Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1000-800 B.C.E.
height: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)
width: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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Ancient Near Eastern. Female Figurine, ca. 1000-800 B.C.E. Clay, height: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.25_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
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A figure with a round almost disk-like face applied to the columnar form that serves as neck, head and top-knot or head gear. The face has a protruding triangular nose; two concentric circles surrounding a central dot form each eye. The unarticulated arms curve like loops from the shoulders; the hands, without indication of fingers, are held to the chest. Similarly, the legs have no joints or other details, simply descending with a slight inward curve from the hips.
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