Egyptian Polychrome Painting with Young Female

13501. Egyptian Polychrome Painting with Young Female

New Kingdom 18th Dynasty, ca. 1570-1293 BC

A beautiful and colorful depiction of a young female courtesan in profile with pleasing profile, elegant wig, diaphanous garment, long black wisps of hair and exposed breast. Size: 9-1/2 in H x 4-1/4 in W. in a fitted glass frame. Provenance: Acquired from Jerome M. Eisenberg, Royal Athena Galleries NYC, on 1/7/1978 as per copy of original invoice. Also a label on the back from Minneapolis Institute of Art L71.152.1 had it registered by the museum on consideration for acquisition arriving on June 4, 1971 and then returned in August of 1971.

Egyptian painters achieved their greatest skill and the medium its greatest freedom during this period, The New kingdom.

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