Woman and Children on a Bed
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
1 7/16 × 3 5/16 × 6 9/16 in. (3.7 × 8.4 × 16.6 cm)
mount: 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 6 7/8 in. (9.5 × 9.5 × 17.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Tomb 102, Sawama, Egypt; 1914, excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society; 1914, gift of the Egypt Exploration Society to the Brooklyn Museum.
Terracotta bed with recumbent figure of nude woman in high relief. By her right foot is small figure of a child and by her left another object possibly a hieroglyph for one thousand.
Condition: Bad, three legs missing, floorboards of bed missing, numerous minor chips; figure of woman badly worn. Intended as a figure of a child? Appears to be a hieroglyph for one thousand, which would indicate a desire for innumerable children.
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Woman and Children on a Bed, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Clay, 1 7/16 × 3 5/16 × 6 9/16 in. (3.7 × 8.4 × 16.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.608. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.608_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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