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Fertility Figure: E.188.1939

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Fertility Figure

Description

Female fertility figure, with stylized features. Fertility figures were placed in tombs and graves as a refernce to fertility and rebirth in the afterlife. The swollen thighs and abdomens indicate that they are linked to fertility.

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.2 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE

Dating

Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period
-2119 - -1794

Materials used in production

Clay

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.188.1939
Primary reference Number: 53882
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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