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Description A female figure stands stiffly, the shaved head slightly raised. The shoulders droop and the hands dangle, the fingers indicated by simple grooves. Large oval depressions indicate the eyes; the top left eyelid is shown. She has a ledgelike left ear, full breasts, and slender hips with well-shaped buttocks. Incised holes mark the public triangle and navel. There are many old breaks and repairs and a light area in line over the left arm and throax. The lower legs have been broken off.
Date Description Narrative
11/24/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
4/13/1983Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance MacGregor Collection [cat. 1922, p 93, no. 712, pl. XXIV]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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mid 4th millennium BCE (Predynastic)
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
H: 1 7/8 x W: 1 x D: 5/16 in. (4.8 x 2.49 x 0.8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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