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Fertility Figure


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Title/s

Fertility Figure

Category

figure

Name

figurine

Description

female fertility figure, with stylized features. Fertility figures were placed in tombs and graves as a refernce to fertility and rebirth in the afterlife. The swollen thighs and abdomens indicate that they are linked to fertility.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 12.2 cm
width 4.3 cm

Period

Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period

Date

2119 B.C. — 1794 B.C.

Provenance

given: Hornblower, G.D. 1939 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Hornblower, G.D.
    (1929) [Unknown: JEA 15 (1929)] (1929)
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (
    [comments: pl.IX, 1-2]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: no.120]
  3. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1981) Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest (1981)
    [comments: no.240]

Material/s

clay

Accession Number

E.188.1939 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53882; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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