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Kneeling Syrian
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Kneeling Syrian


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Description This container for kohl (eye shadow) or ointment is made in the shape of a kneeling Syrian who supports on his shoulders a large amphora, which as been scooped out to hold ointment. The bearded, long-haired figure wears chest bands and a kilt with cross-hatched decoration. The piece appears to be unfinished. The hastily incised chest bands, the unusual belt, the lack of a cover or a dowel hole for a lid and the opening at the mouth of the amphora are peculiar. The authenticity of this piece is not certain.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/23/1982Treatmentcleaned
4/13/1983Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance [Said to be from Memphis]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
ca. 1000 BC (New Kingdom-Late Period)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.503
Measurements
H: 5 1/2 x W: 1/2 in. (14 x 1.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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