Egyptian / Male figurine / ca. 3750?3550 B.C.Egyptian
Male figurine
ca. 3750?3550 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Male figurine
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 2
Creation Date: ca. 3750?3550 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: ivory
Dimensions: H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm)
Description: The earliest pieces of Egyptian sculpture represent men and women in formal poses. Figurines were made from mud or unbaked clay, ceramic, or ivory; details such as body hair, clothing, and tattoos were either incised or painted on the clay surface. This bearded man is made from the end portion of a hippo incisor. The features of his face and clothing(?) were incised into the ivory and filled with a black paste like substance. Figurines are very rare in this period of Egyptian art and little is known about their use in the Predynastic cultures that created them.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 54.28.2
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1954
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Predynastic Period, late Naqada I?early Naqada II
AMICA ID: MMA_.54.28.2
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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