This statuette portrays an elegant lady of the Amenophis III period. She is dressed in a smooth, simple tunic which conceals her ankles but hugs her body. A discreet and delicately pleated shawl is draped over her shoulders.
A heavy, finely braided wig frames her face and covers her shoulders. This contrast between headdress and clothing was a canon of elegance during that period. Dresses often hugged the body in a revealing way or, on the contrary, enveloped it in a plethora of refined decoration.
Dresses often hugged the body in a revealing way or, on the contrary, enveloped it in a plethora of refined decoration.
Reproduction in hand patinated resin
- H. 35,5 cm (13,98"); L. 8 cm (3,15"); P. 18 cm (7,09")
- Material of the original
- African Granadilla wood
- 18th Dynasty, circa 1400 B.C.
- Paris - Musée du Louvre
- Great figures, Egypt
- Art movement
- Egyptian Antiquities