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Female Figure


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The nude female figure has her arms pressed to the sides and no modeling of the hands. The piece, stained brown, is in the round. The legs are broken off at the knees and a portion of the upper right arm is missing. Such figures were called dolls, but have been shown to be fertility amulets. They are found in many female burials.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/11/1983Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Estate of Dikran Kelekian, New York, 1951; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1951

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Period
3rd-4th century
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.1130
Measurements
H: 3 11/16 x W: 5/8 x D: 1/8 in. (9.35 x 1.54 x 0.26 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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