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Egyptian Female Head, ex Moshe Dayan Collection, 250-300 AD

Terracotta female head of an Orans or Baubo figure.

The broad nose is abraded and flat. The swung lips contrast with the white coat that used to be overpainted. The eyes are almost completely covered by the white pigment. The woman shows a broad forehead, curly hairdo and a stippled wreath over her head. The earlobes pierced to wear earrings.

Moldmade of two halves. Abrasion to the high points, and remains of the white coat in the cavities.

Broken at the neck level. Fair condition.

H. 3.5 cm (1.4 in), H. with stand 7.6 cm (3 in)

Ex collection of Moshe Dayan (1915-1981), Israel. Conveyed to his friend Ervin Harvith through the Tel Aviv Hilton Archaeological Shop in 1979 (purchase receipt joined).

420 USD

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