sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2015

Statuette of Nursing Woman

Statuette of Nursing Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
The pose of the nursing woman—a standard one in Egyptian art—was also the hieroglyph meaning "nurse." Because its subjects are not identified, this little figure probably did not represent real individuals but rather served as a votive gift requesting a goddess's protection.
MEDIUM Limestone, paint
•Place Made: Egypt
DATES ca. 1938-after 1630 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XII Dynasty-XIII Dynasty
PERIOD Middle Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) base: 2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in. (6.3 x 8.4 cm) (show scale)

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