Hawara, Roman Period tomb: UC 28002
Orant (orans) figure of a naked sitting woman. They are common in Roman Egypt, but their function is unknown. It has been suggested that they are important in popular religion. They are certainly not dolls as often stated.
von Falck 1996: 155 (exhibition catalogue)
other orans figures in the Petrie Museum
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