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Highly stylized clay figures featuring abstract, beaklike faces, long necks, gracefully upraised arms, and legs abbreviated to conical pegs without any indication of feet were probably made to accompany their owners to the grave. Female figurines of this type are far more common than those...

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Provenance

1904, purchased at Qena from Ghirghis by Albert M. Lythgoe for 4 pounds (with 04.1803 and 04.1804; said to come from Basileia.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1802

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture