Female figurine

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B

Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 3.4 x 27 x 4.8 cm (1 5/16 x 10 5/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1120

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Wood. Traces black color on short wig. Left arm complete with dowel hole; right hand missing; part of left leg damaged by ants. Rectangular base with remains of string wrapping and pink plaster.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1920: received by the MFA.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition