Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
250 C.E.-300 C.E.
2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Albert Gallatin
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Female Head, 250 C.E.-300 C.E. Steatite, 2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin, 50.60. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.50.60_view1_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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Black steatite female head preserved to base of neck. Conventionalized features, with face and neck polished. Hair indicated by incisions and dull surface. Of ears, only the lobes are indicated and they are pierced. Hair extends out on each side suggesting that head is from a statue of Venus Anadyomene.
Condition: Nose chipped, otherwise intact.
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