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Statuette in polychrome limestone. This fragmented image represents an elite woman wearing a pleated linen dress. She holds a lotus flower in her hands, a sign of rebirth, and her head carries an incense cone. Female representations like this are characteristic of the sophistication and luxury of this period.

Details

  • Title: Statue of young Egyptian lady
  • Physical Dimensions: h10.9 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Egito
  • Sala de Exposição: Egito Antigo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Tebas, Egito.
  • Data de Origem/Produção: XVIII dinastia, 1500 a 1450 a.C.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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