Statuette of a Nubian Captive
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
probably 2nd-1st century B.C.E.
3 7/16 × 2 13/16 × 2 1/8 in. (8.8 × 7.1 × 5.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Black steatite statuette of a nude, crouching Nubian. Body in contorted, writhing position with legs drawn up, arms flung around body as if to ward off a blow. Head twisted to left with mouth open. Hair indicated by drill holes, with surface unpolished. Surface of body highly polished. Pattern of ribs and spine conventionalized.
Condition: Both feet missing. Right arm missing from just above elbow. Otherwise intact.
This item is not on view
Egyptian. Statuette of a Nubian Captive, probably 2nd-1st century B.C.E. Steatite, 3 7/16 × 2 13/16 × 2 1/8 in. (8.8 × 7.1 × 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.59. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.59_negA_print_bw.jpg)
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