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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FERTILITY FIGURE
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FERTILITY FIGURE

MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI, 2040-1991 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FERTILITY FIGURE
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI, 2040-1991 B.C.
Both sides of the paddle-shaped body painted in black and red, wearing a tunic with vertical stripes and bands of checker-pattern, exposing the enlarged, stippled pubic triangle below, the reverse with a double band of dots as a belt, stippling above and below, the head crudely modeled from unbaked clay, the eyes and mouth formed of white disk beads pressed into the clay, the hair composed of string threaded with mud beads
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
Provenance
with Marianne Maspero, Paris, since the 1970s.
Acquired by the owner in 1997.
Exhibited
San Antonio Museum of Art, April 1997-1999.
San Bernardino, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, periodically until August 2005.
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