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Female Figure

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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.
Date Description Narrative
10/11/1983Examinationexamined for condition
  • 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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3rd-4th century
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
H: 3 11/16 x W: 5/8 x D: 1/8 in. (9.35 x 1.54 x 0.26 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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