8 June 2005
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE APHRODITE ANADYOMENE
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Blue in color, the nude goddess depicted in contrapposto, her arms raised, holding her long cork-screw locks in her hands, her garment draped over a columnar support to her left, an additional back-pillar rising to her buttocks; together with two faience shabtis, Late Period, Dynasty XXX, 380-343 B.C., each blue in color, depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and false beard, holding agricultural implements
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high (3)
with Hakim Egyptian Art, New York, 1959.
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For a similar faience Aphrodite see no. 88 in Riefstahl, Ancient Egyptian Glass and Glazes in The Brooklyn Museum.
The shabtis not illustrated.
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