domingo, 1 de enero de 2017

Fertility figurine

Fertility figurine
This terracotta piece was part of a category of figurines representing very primitive images of women. They are specifically characterised by the gesture of the hands which seem to support the breasts and by the enormous dotted pubis. It's probably an erotic ex-voto placed in temples or in tombs. This "fertility figurine" dates from the end of the 18th Dynasty or from the beginning of the Ramesside Period.
E. Warmenbol (Éd.), Ombres d'Égypte, le peuple de Pharaon (Exposition), Treignes 1999, 76 nº 42
Fr. Labrique, La magie, L'archéologue 44 (1999) 17

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