Byzantine Figurine of a Woman with Child

Illustration

Patrick Tinkham
by British Museum
published on 19 March 2018

Made of terracotta and pressed into a mould, this figurine was dates to the 6th-7th century CE. It was discovered in Qaw el-Kebir, Egypt. It features a woman carrying a child, and was once covered in textile, possibly wool, fragments of which remain. Measures 179 mm in length. (British Museum, London)

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