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Female Figure

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Description This fragment of a double kohl box is decorated with a female figure shown in relief on a rectangular background. She stands facing left with one hand at her waist cupped upward. She is nude except for a wig with long lappets. The wig is surmounted by a pad in which fresh flowers could be inserted to make a crown. The mouth of the left tube is preserved. The back of the box is missing. The box and the type of decoration are well known.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, prior to 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, before 1930

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12th-late 8th century BCE (Late New Kingdom-Third Intermediate Period)
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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