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Female Dwarf

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This plump female dwarf has a large head, pointed ears, small round eyes, and pendulous breasts. A hole marks the navel. The pubic triangle is marked by incised dots. The figure has short, distorted arms and thick legs. The right arm and left forearm are broken.
Date Description Narrative
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance [Old number 3585]; MacGregor Collection, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; MacGregor Sale, Sotheby, Wilkenson & Hodge, London, June 29, 1922, lot 712; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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mid 4th millennium BCE (Predynastic)
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
H: 1 3/4 x W: 13/16 x D: 5/16 in. (4.51 x 2.02 x 0.8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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