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.
- 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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