Female figure on bed
late Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S F 189
Length: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Nude female figure extended on a bed with a funerary cone on her head and round disc earrings. It is made of pottery. The bottom of the bed and the bottom legs are missing. There is a small child in relief at the left leg of the figure. The surface is much worn. Traces of black paint remain on the wig. The precise function of these figurines is uncertain. They have been called fertilty figures, concubine figures, dolls, or representations of goddeses.
From Sheikh Farag, S.F. / 189. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition