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Plaque with a Female Figure
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Plaque with a Female Figure


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Description This carving of a partially nude woman draped in a cloth was most likely used to decorate a piece of household furniture. The plaque, found at Alexandria (in Northern Egypt), was buried in the earth for many centuries, causing the mottled and flaking appearance of the bone.
Exhibitions
  • Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. 2014-2015.
Provenance [Found in Alexandria]; Dikran Kelekian, Constantinople, Paris, and New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
4th century (Late Antique)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.34
Measurements
7 5/16 x 2 7/16 x 13/16 in. (18.6 x 6.2 x 2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt, Alexandria (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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