ostracon ancient art



Coptic Bone Figurine, Early Islamic Egypt, 7th to 9th Century AD

Bone figure of a nude woman carved with unusual attention to anatomical detail.

The full bodied woman shows pronounced skin folds under the breast and a deeply pierced navel.

Head and arms were separate and originally attached with dowels.

Excellent carving of uncommon anatomical accuracy.

Rare and fine. Head and arms missing, tips of the feet broken off.

H. 4.8 cm (1.9 in)

Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York, sold as part of a group of Egyptian bone objects in 2014. (page relating to the group joined)

460 USD

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