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Copper alloy figurine


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Title/s

Copper alloy figurine

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

female figure, standing, wearing headdress.

Production Notes

The crown suggests the subject is a priestess. The nakedness might suggest a fertility aspect.

Technique Description

separate arms now missing

Dimensions

height 24 cm

Period

Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Date

circa 747 B.C. — 656 B.C.

Provenance

given: Gayer-Anderson, R.G. (Major) 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Riefstahl, Elizabeth
    Doll, queen or goddess [page: 19]
    Source title: Brooklyn Museum Journal (1943-1944)
  2. Alexander, J.
    (1994) The origin of the Ballana crowns (1994) [page: ]
    Source title: Études Napatéenne, Méroïtique et Post-Méroïtique (
  3. (1999) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 930]

Material/s

copper alloy

Accession Number

E.GA.4385.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58869; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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