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Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

female figure, standing, wearing wig, feet missing. 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. This figure is shown wearing a Hathor wig as a link to the goddess, who could be linked to the West (afterlife) and fertility in general.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 11 cm

Period

Middle Kingdom

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 (

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.190.1939 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53884; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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