Body fragment of a female figure

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?)
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, 2102

Dimensions

Width x length: 5.2 x 11 cm (2 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1189a-b

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One clay fragment of a female figurine. It is crudely modeled. The details are indicated by irregular dots and strokes. The accession card shows the figure with a head, however, the head is now missing. A pin, which once held the head in place, sticks out of the neck area.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, Mes/2102. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition