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Description This handle is in the shape of a girl clothed only in a head pad and a necklace, standing with hand at breast. There are traces of a monkey (?) at her feet. The wig is unusual- strands of straight hair interspersed with curled locks. The facial features are very crudely outlined by incision. The piece has a large performation to hold an attached object. The surface is highly polished.
Provenance [Old label: "146-co 33"]; Arthur Sambon, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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1580-1085 BCE (New Kingdom)
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm);
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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