domingo, 16 de agosto de 2015

Statue of an Egyptian lady

This statue of an Egyptian lady dates to the Ptolemaic Period, more exactly to the 3rd century BC, and it is characterised by the strong emphasis on the distinctive elements of the female body. The smile on the face is strongly indicated, giving a certain brightness to the whole face, and it contrasts strongly with the stiffness of the rest of the body. The woman stands with her left foot advanced and leans, both arms stretched alongside the body, on the back pillar, which is uninscribed. She is dressed in a long robe which is only discernible at the neckline and the top of the ankles.

Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.3073
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Height 79 cm
Width 18 cm
Depth 27.5 cm

Bibliography•R. Tefnin, Sculptuur van het Oude Egypte - Statues et statuettes de l'Ancienne Égypte, Bruxelles 1988, 56-57
•Cleopatra's Egypt. Age of the Ptolemies (Exposition Brooklyn 1988), New York1988, 122-123 n° 28
•F. Lefebvre et B. Van Rinsveld, L'Égypte. Des Pharaons aux Coptes, Bruxelles 1990, 170
•Van Nijl tot Schelde - Du Nil à l'Escaut (Exposition), Bruxelles 1991, 259 n° 343
•Th. De Putter et Chr. Karlshausen, Les pierres, Bruxelles 1992, 88, 174
•La gloire d'Alexandrie (Exposition), Paris 1998, 176 n° 124
•J. Malek, Egyptian Art, Londres 1999, 388 nº 245


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