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Dummy, or Doll, in the Shape of a Woman
Dummy, or Doll, in the Shape of a Woman

A dummy, or doll, made of bones, is in the shape of a woman. The arms are lost. The features of the face are formed through deep engraving.

Human Figurine

Figurine of Dionysos on a Chariot
Figurine of Dionysos on a Chariot

The terra-cotta statuette depicts the young Dionysos on a chariot full of grapes pulled by two panthers. His face is puffy and cheerful and the colors are still preserved.

Human Figurine

Figurine of Harpocrates
Figurine of Harpocrates

The statuette of Harpocrates was cast by waxwork in bronze. The boy god, depicted nude in the traditional posture, wears the crown of the sun god Helios and holds a cornucopia, or horn of plenty, in his left hand.

Human Figurine

Figurine of Harpocrates and the Elephant
Figurine of Harpocrates and the Elephant

The small terra-cotta figurine, covered with plaster and colored in red, shows Harpocrates mounting an African elephant led by a child.

Human Figurine

Figurine of a Dwarf Dancer
Figurine of a Dwarf Dancer

The statuette of a dwarf dancer is wrapped with a cloak from the head downward. The head is topped with a crown with two lotus flowers, which adds a ritual dimension to the dancer, who might be dancing in honor of a god or of a deified king.

Human Figurine

Statue of Penbuy as a Standard Bearer
Statue of Penbuy as a Standard Bearer

Wooden statue of Penbuy, a Standard Bearer, from Deir El-Medina.

Human Figurine

Statuette of a Theater Actor
Statuette of a Theater Actor

The statuette depicts a theater actor with grotesque features, who stands with his legs apart, holding up a feminine mask with closed lips, also known as a pantomime mask. The statuette, which shows an actor in caricature, underlines the popularity of the mime.

Human Figurine

Tanagra Statue of a Girl Wrapped in a Coat
Tanagra Statue of a Girl Wrapped in a Coat

The Tanagra statue depicts a girl wrapped in a coat, with one foot forward, and her leg slightly bent. Her hair is neatly twisted into a bun.

Human Figurine

Tanagra Statuette Representing a Goddess of Arts
Tanagra Statuette Representing a Goddess of Arts

The Tanagra statuette portrays a young girl wearing a long dress with a tight wrap over it. Both the dress and the wrap are colored blue. She is probably a goddess of art, poetry, and music.

Human Figurine

Tanagra Statuette of a Girl Wearing Blue Himation
Tanagra Statuette of a Girl Wearing Blue Himation

The terra-cotta Tanagra statuette depicts a girl wearing a blue himation, a rectangular cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body. Her hair is covered with a straw hat. Her face is well featured.

Human Figurine

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