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Figurine of a Female

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Coptic
MEDIUM Terracotta, pigment
  • Possible Place Collected: Akhmim, Egypt
  • DATES 6th-7th century C.E.
    PERIOD Late Antique Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 11/16 x 3 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (14.5 x 7.7 x 3.4 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.161
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terra cotta figurine – hollow; cylindrical below. Modelled and painted with orange-red and dark drown. Female figure wearing high triangular headdress, tunic with vertical striped, necklace. Reverse incised palm branch. Condition: Headdress pierced in 3 places. Chipped around base; some of the paint scaled off.
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