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Male Dwarf and Child
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Male Dwarf and Child


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Description A bearded dwarf with pudgy nose and elongated head covered with short curls is shown on his hands and knees holding a child. The child's hand is preserved on the left side of the face of the dwarf, but its arms and head are missing. There is an unnatural protrusion from the stomach of the dwarf. A perforation from the back to the groin suggests that this piece may have been part of a mechanical toy.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance [Old number 3585]; 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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Creator
Period
ca. 3750-3250 BCE (Predynastic)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.533
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 2 1/16 x D: 7/16 in. (2.6 x 5.29 x 1.12 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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