Woman or Goddess
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
middle of 4th century B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Woman or Goddess, middle of 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 5 7/8 x 3 in. (15 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 63.37. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.37_PS9.jpg)
overall, 63.37_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Limestone plaque (votive offering?) with representation in high relief of a woman standing, hands clasped in Persian gesture, frontal and dressed in Persian costume. Curled hair, diadem, Achaemenid bracelet, earrings and necklace. Costume seems to consist of a dress and an outer garment or cloak tied with a heavy cord. No parallel located in Persian or Egyptian art.
Condition: Surface worn. Background cracked. Remains of red paint on shoes, blue on diadem, and red on necklace. Hair seems to have been black.
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