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Ivory human figurine

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Human figure made of bone. There are two pitted depressions for eyes. The arms and legs are short stubs. There are ears, a nose, a mouth, and hair. The work is crude. The surface is worn.

Provenance

By 1989, L'Ibis Gallery, New York City; 1989: sold to Jack A. Josephson.

Credit Line

Gift of Magda Saleh and Jack A. Josephson

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 cm (2 5/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2004.260

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture