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statuette of naked female on bed

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Title statuette of naked female on bed
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 1540 - 1075 BCE
Description Terracotta statuette of a naked woman lying on a bed, moulded in high relief. The woman lies on her back, with her right arm resting on her chest and her left arm under a small child lying at her side. The bed has four legs and was decorated with stripes of red paint on blue. There are also traces of red and blue paint on the bodies of both mother and child.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 74
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N519
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject sculpture in the round, statuette, woman, furniture
Measurements 3.7 x 9.8 x 4.2 cm
Context Examples of these representations of mother and child are believed to be have been placed in the tombs of women who died in childbirth.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom
Work Type statuette



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