Vessel in the form of a woman

Egyptian
Late Period
7th–6th century B.C.


Dimensions

height x width x Diameter (of base): 10.6 x 3.2 x 4.6 cm (4 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.916

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vessel in shape of kneeling female holding a gazelle on her lap. On her back is a child with fingers in mouth sitting in a back pack basket held on by straps. The child’s legs are in an unusual pose in that one is on each side of the basket straddling it. Details of hair, straps, basket, gayelle, horns, armlets and base are in black. The spout of the vessel comes out of the top of the head. There is a hole in her lap for another spout, which is now broken. It is highly unusual and worthy of restoration and exhibit.

Provenance

Egypt

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund