Egyptian terracotta figurine with bird-like features and heavy headdress formed into vertical rows with punched texture. The woman wears a wide collar just above her small breasts. A counterpoise runs down her back in the form of two conjoined disks.
Concubine figures, sometimes also understood as fertility dolls, are noted from Egyptian burials of the Second Intermediate Period which was, at least in the delta, much under the influence of Canaanite and Hyksos populations.
Interesting example illustrating the blending of Western Asiatic and Egyptian culture.
For related examples, pl. LII, nos. 394-401 in: W. M. F. Petrie. Objects of Daily Use. London 1927.
Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, 1648-1550 BC
H. 5.2 cm (2 in)
H. with stand 11.1 cm (4.4 in)
Broken at the waist level, legs and arms missing.
Ex Nomis Antiquities, Kevork Simonian, Studio City (CA). Thence US art market.
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