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Shrine with a Female Figure
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Shrine with a Female Figure


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Description The motif of a female figure in an Egyptian-style shrine probably derives from New Kingdom representations of naked women lying on beds. They were associated with fertility, as well as with protection for the mother and child.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/27/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/21/1998Examinationexamined for condition
10/18/2006Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st century BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1541
Measurements
H: 3 9/16 x W: 1 5/16 x D: 7/16 in. (8.98 x 3.27 x 1.18 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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