jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

Statuette of a Nude Girl

Statuette of a Nude Girl

To ancient Egyptians, this miniature representation of a nude young girl would have had erotic appeal. Her heavy wig alludes to the Egyptian practice of wearing an elaborate coiffure during sex. The gesture of placing the left hand beneath the breast also had a strong sexual connotation. Although this figure's original function is not clear, the loop on the top of the head implies that it was suspended from a cord.

MEDIUM Ivory, painted

•Place Made: Egypt

DATES ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.


PERIOD New Kingdom

DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 5/8 in. (8.3 x 1.6 cm)

Brooklyn Museum


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