10 x 1 3/4 x 2 in. (25.4 x 4.44 x 5.08 cm)
13.79 oz. (391.1 g)
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased by David P. Harris ('46) from Von Barghahn Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 16, 1976.
The piece has suffered considerable damage, including the loss of the bottom portion and a deep indentation in the crown of the head.
Brad Hostetler, with Ani Parnagian, "From Private to Public: The Collection of David P. Harris," in Ethiopian Objects in the Blick-Harris Study Collection: Art, Context, and the Persistence of Form, eds. Brad Hostetler, and Lynn Jones, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 5–25. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/
The pregnant female figure, carved from a light tan wood, has suffered considerable damage, yet the face retains considerable power, much deriving from the long, arrow-shaped nose and expressive arched eyebrows.