18 October 2005
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A RECLINING PREGNANT WOMAN
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD (305-30 B.C.)
Lying on her side on a couch, shown naked with heavily pregnant belly, right arm along her side, with left hand to her head supported on cushion below, the couch supports in the form of a pair of lions(?), mounted
5 in. (13 cm.) long
Acquired by the present owner's grandfather in Egypt during the 1920s.
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