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Statue of a Woman

REF RE000109 EAN 3336727444146

 Statue of a Woman

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Statue of a Woman

This statue of a woman is one of the rare examples of lay statuary in bronze, and its big size makes it even more unusual. Even though bronze objects are known to have been made during the Middle Empire (around 2060-1786 B.C.), it is only in the Late Period, especially during the 22nd Dynasty, that the art of bronze was fully developed, as demonstrated by the very large number of small statuettes representing divinities.

This upright woman, in a walking stance, wears a short, curly wig and a closely-fitting dress. The forms recall the art of the Old Empire, a typical feature of this period. Both body and wig were cast in one single piece, using the "cire perdue" method; the arms, which were cast separately, have disappeared.
Purchased in 1933.

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

Size
H. 42,5 L. 10 P. 10 cm
H. 16.73" W. 3.94" D. 3.94" - 4.9 lbs
Base
Resin
Origin
Egypt
Material of the original
Bronze
Epoch
Circa 946-720 B.C., 22nd dynasty
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Woman, Egypt
Material
Resin
Art movement
Egyptian Antiquities
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