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Figure vase in the form of a woman and child

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This delightful little bottle takes the form of a kneeling woman, holding a child about to nurse in her lap. A consummate example of the potter's craft, the bottle was made in several parts, probably using molds, with incised details added later. The entire vessel was then covered with a reddish...

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By 1985: with Jean-Louis Domercq, Galerie du Sycamore, Paris; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq, June 26, 1985. (Accession Date: June 26, 1985)

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Frank B. Bemis Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 18, 1435–1380 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 14 x 5.3 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, red polished clay


The Ancient World