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Archeological Object

Female statuette


Female statuette

Nude female figure with a heavy wig and a necklace. The left arm is stretched along the body, the right is folded on his chest might have been painted a lotus flower "held by hand close to hand." In this kind of statuettes is emphasized in this case sex with incisions made in a triangle to emphasize the reference to fertility and the rebirth of the deceased, often in the past these statues have been called "concubines of the deceased," but although we can not exclude this symbolic role, it must be said that probably a reference to the idea of the life side as there are traces of their existence even within the women's outfits.Nude female figure with a heavy wig and a necklace. The left arm is stretched along the body, the right is folded on his chest might have been painted a lotus flower "held by hand close to hand." In this kind of statuettes is emphasized in this case sex with incisions made in a triangle to emphasize the reference to fertility and the rebirth of the deceased, often in the past these statues have been called "concubines of the deceased," but although we can not exclude this symbolic role, it must be said that probably a reference to the idea of the life side as there are traces of their existence even within the women's outfits.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 1983.68.001
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Laila Ghellero 1983
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Unknown

Object
  Definizione: Female statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Female statuette

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Terracotta
  Height: 12
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1991, Tiradritti F. in “Egitto a Milano nuove acquisizioni e restauri”, Milano

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