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Clay fertility figure: E.430.1982

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Current Location: In storage


Clay fertility figure




Female figure, feet missing. The woman is shown naked except for a bead girdle and an elaborate full wig. She has tattoos on her buttocks.
The elaborate wig makes this figure unique among this class of figurine and it may provide the starting point for the full female wig of the late 18th Dynasty

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.9 cm
Width: 7.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1981) by Wellcome Collection


Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC)
Circa -1550 - Circa -1295

Materials used in production

clay Ceramic

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.430.1982
Primary reference Number: 63207
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 15 December 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

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

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