Carved and incised bone peg with large eyes and arched eyebrows. The nose in slight relief with purse lips below. Three lines to delineate the neck.
The tapered base to fit into a cloth doll body. A couple of ancient holes below.
Commonly referred as ‘Coptic dolls’, these figurines seem to appear suddenly in Egypt and Palestine, coinciding with the Arab conquest.
For related examples, cf. pl. 6, p. 306 in: Ariel Shatil, “Bone Figurines of the Early Islamic Period: The So Called ‘Coptic Dolls’ from Palestine and Egypt”, pp. 296-314 in: Selena Vitezović (ed.) Close to the Bone: Current Studies in Bone Technologies. Belgrade 2016. (copy joined)
Size: H. 6.6 cm
Culture: Coptic Egypt, early Islamic Period, 7th to 9th century AD
Condition: Intact, nice example with yellow staining.
Provenance: Ex US collection, acquired in the 1970's. Thence art market USA, February 2018 sale.
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- Αιγυπτιακό κοπτικό
- Αιώνες/χρονική περίοδος
- Coptic Egypt, 7th to 9th century AD
- Άθικτο, ωραία