University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E129
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Bubastis
Period: Middle Kingdom
Date Made: 1938 - 1759 BC
Early Date: -1939
Late Date: -1758
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Woman
Tattoo
Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other Number:E 129 - Original Number

Description

Statuette of a woman with painted tattoos. Of a type described as "concubine" or "fertility" figurines. The woman is shown standing with her arms at her side. She wears a distinctive hairdo. Her legs are truncated and there are no feet.


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