Coptic female figure with her hands raised in blessing and protection. She may represent a female saint or beneficent demon.
The woman shows clumsy features with large eyes, a diadem and a triangular wreath framing her hair.
A garland is placed around her neck with a pendant at the breast level. The long-sleeved tunic with vertically arranged stripes. At the rear a long stem in relief.
White wash for the female skin, red pigment on the tunic, details in black glaze. Taken from a two-piece mold. Three holes pierced on the wreath. Ink inscribed back: 655.
Published as item no. 12, p. 6, pl. 6 in: Paul Pedrizet. Les terres cuites grecques d’Égypte de la collection Fouquet. Paris 1921. (copy of the publication record joined)
For a related example, cf. inventory no. EA37597 in the British Museum, where reference is made to Pedrizet’s publication and to our piece.
Egyptian Coptic, Late Roman Period, 6th-7th Century AD
H. 14.2 cm (5.6 in)
H. with stand 15 cm (5.9 in)
Intact. Museum quality and condition. Inserted in a black stand.
Ex collection of Dr. Fouquet, Cairo, around 1900.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.