Female Statuette

The woman wears a wig with a wreath of leaves and a lotus flower on her forehead. In her left hand she holds a sistrum (a rattle used in the cult of female deities), whose handle only is preserved. The right arm, which was carved separately and attached with dowels, is lost.

The willowy figure with long legs is typical of the Ramesside period (19th and 20th Dynasties), but the softness of the body’s contours still shows the influence of the stylistic revolution of the Amarna period.

Female Statuette
Female Statuette

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. From Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. Cat. 3106

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