This statue of a woman is one of the rare witnesses to the bronze civil statuary and is also large, which is not very common. Although bronzes dating from the Middle Kingdom (around 2060-1786 BC) are known, it is only from the Lower Era and especially during the XXIIth dynasty that the art of the bronze workers was established, as evidenced by the numerous small statuettes representing deities.
This woman, standing in the attitude of walking, wears a short curly wig and a tight-fitting dress; her shapes are reminiscent of the art of the Ancient Empire, which is characteristic of this period.
The body and wig were cast in one piece according to the "lost wax" technique; the arms, cast separately and assembled, disappeared.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Height: 42.5 cm.
Width: 10 cm.
Depth: 10 cm.
Weight: 2.2 kg.
Period: About 946-720 BC, XXIIth dynasty.
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum.