Ivory human figurine

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 cm (2 5/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2004.260

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Human figure made of bone. There are two pitted depressions for eyes. The arms and legs are short stubs. There are ears, a nose, a mouth, and hair. The work is crude. The surface is worn.

Provenance

By 1989, L'Ibis Gallery, New York City; 1989: sold to Jack A. Josephson.

Credit Line

Gift of Magda Saleh and Jack A. Josephson