Gilded statue of a queen, Early Dynastic

Gilded statue of a queen, Early Dynastic
Period:Egypt, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period, Dynasty 01, Dynasty 1
Dating:3150 BC–3100 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt, Abydos [Pre-Dynastic and Early Royal Tomb]
Material:Wood (undetermined)
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 l’Egypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ((III) 333-335)

Michalowski, Kazimierz
1968 L’art de l’ancienne Egypte. Editions d’art Lucien Mazenod, Paris, France. (fig. 184, 197)

Rice, Michael
1991 Egypt’s Making: The Origin’s of Ancient Egypt, 5000-2000 B.C.. Routledge, New York, NY.

Tiradritti, Francesco
1998 Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. White Star Publishers, Vercelli, Italy. (66, 73)

Vandier, J
1958 Manuel d’Archeologie Egyptienne. Tome III: Les grandes époques—la statuaire. A. et J. Picard, Paris, France. (PL.I/4 , Pl.VIII/2 , PL.X/4)

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