Aramaic. <em>Lid of a Sarcophagus</em>, ca. 664-332 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 35 x 23 x 5 in. (88.9 x 58.4 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1517E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1517E_front_SL3.jpg)

Lid of a Sarcophagus


Medium: Terracotta, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 35 x 23 x 5 in. (88.9 x 58.4 x 12.7 cm)



Accession Number: 37.1517E

Image: 37.1517E_front_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painted terracotta lid of an Aramaic sarcophagus. The lid has been broken into two pieces. The larger piece includes the head and the major part of the body. The smaller piece comprises the lower part of the body. The head is modeled rather crudely. The eyes, nose and mouth are large and project strongly. The nose is straight; the nostrils are given by two large circular depressions above the upper lip. The mouth s straight with a deep slit separating the lips. There is a circular depression in each ear. The figure wears a short curled beard, and a lappet wig. The body is not modeled except for two knobs which indicate the breasts or nipples. Condition: Surface scratched; slight traces of paint preserved; broken into two pieces.

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