Overall: H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm) W. 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm) D. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Gift of Maurice Nahman, 1912
Not on view
Found in a tomb, the brightly painted statuette displays typical female attire. Under a sheer overgarment indicated in gray paint, the woman wears an elaborate tunic with richly colored clavi (bands), extending to her feet. Metallic paint is used to show that the cross around her neck is of gold.
Maurice Nahman, Cairo (until 1912; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coptic Textiles, Milton Avery and Dikran Kelekian," August 11, 2014–September 7, 2015.
Thomas, Thelma K. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York, 2016. no. 1, pp. 3, 144, ill. frontispiece.