Female Figurine

Female Figurine

Date ca. 2515 BCE

Movement Egyptian | Middle Kingdom | 12th-13th Dynasties

Medium Faience

Dimensions height 3.3″

Housed at British Museum, London

 

Figurines such as these would have also been placed amongst the dead in their tombs. Given this figurine’s emphasized genitalia and the fact that Egyptians associated faience’s blue- green color with fertility, it is possible that this piece was meant to promote rebirth or regeneration in the afterlife.