Egyptian. <em>Statuette of a Nubian Captive</em>, 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)

Statuette of a Nubian Captive


Medium: Steatite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:probably 2nd–1st century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 7/16 × 2 13/16 × 2 1/8 in. (8.8 × 7.1 × 5.4 cm)


Accession Number: 49.59

Image: CUR.49.59_negA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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