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Female Figure, Possibly with Dwarfism
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Female Figure, Possibly with Dwarfism


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Description This carefully carved plump female figure has short limbs, a large head with short curly hair, and large breasts. A deep hole marks the navel. The wide pubic triangle is marked by holes. There is a depression on top of the buttocks. On the head is a large lotus blossom. A ball surrounded by ridges has been inserted into the hollow lotus to form the calyx of the flower.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Lower Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore,1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
mid 4th millennium BCE (Predynastic)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.507
Measurements
H: 2 7/16 x W: 9/16 x D: 9/16 in. (6.14 x 1.44 x 1.35 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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