|Period:||Egypt, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period, Dynasty 01, Dynasty 1|
|Dating:||3150 BC3100 BC|
|Origin:||Egypt, Upper Egypt, Abydos [Pre-Dynastic and Early Royal Tomb]|
|Physical:||6.3cm. (2.5 in.) - 19 g. (.7 oz.)|
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This small, unassuming, and perhaps even unsightly statuette, with its peculiar bewitching eyes, may be one of the oldest depictions of a queen of Egypt. Carved out of wood, it was both gilded and painted. |
Much more remains to be discovered about this unusual artifact.
Bibliography (for this item)
Clayton, Peter A.
1994 Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson, London, UK. (59 (Menkaure-Hathor))
Khalil, Hassan M.
1976 Preliminary Studies on the Sanusret Collection. Manuscript, Musée lEgypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ((III) 333-335)
1968 Lart de lancienne Egypte. Editions dart Lucien Mazenod, Paris, France. (fig. 184, 197)
1991 Egypts Making: The Origins of Ancient Egypt, 5000-2000 B.C.. Routledge, New York, NY.
1998 Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. White Star Publishers, Vercelli, Italy. (66, 73)
1958 Manuel dArcheologie Egyptienne. Tome III: Les grandes époquesla statuaire. A. et J. Picard, Paris, France. (PL.I/4 , Pl.VIII/2 , PL.X/4)