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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Fragment of a statuette of a woman
Date Made:395-641 CE (Byzantine Period)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:very coarse light red clay with traces of red and black pigment.
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Ehnasya
Measurements:overall: 3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.; 7.9375 x 7.4613 x 2.6988 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.23.A.C
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Torso of draped female figure, arms raised at sides in praying gesture. Breasts added; black paint on sides and shoulders; red paint near breasts; flat back. Solid core.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; women; female; sculpture

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