ostracon ancient art



Coptic Egyptian Bone Doll, Late Roman, 3rd-5th Century AD

Large bone doll with prominent head and segmented body.

The round face with wide nose and slit mouth. The eyes drawn in ink and still faintly visible. The hair of the figure is piled up high and combed sideward.

Pierced at the chest level for fixation of separate arms which were bent forward at the elbow.

In the cavities remains of a light brown pigment that covered the piece.

Fine condition. Four fragments on the lower part glued. Inserted in an acrylic display stand.

H. 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
H. with stand 18 cm (7.1 in)

Ex US collection of J. Schaeffer from Orlando, FL.

650 USD

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