Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Small statue of a Nude Girl - Egypt ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.

Her heavy wig alludes to the Egyptian practice of wearing an elaborate coiffure during sex. The gesture of placing the left hand beneath the breast also had a strong sexual connotation. Although this figure's original function is not clear, the loop on the top of the head implies that it was suspended from a cord.

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