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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
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Possible Place Collected: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES middle of 4th century B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 31
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 3 in. (15 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 63.37_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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