Female figurine

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 - Dynasty 12, 20
2008–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B, Notes: (Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 19, shaft B)

Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 5.7 x 18.6 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1121

Medium or Technique

Wood, stone

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female figure with legs that end at the knees. The arms were carved separately; the left arm is missing. The face, with inlaid stone eyes, was also carved from a separate piece of wood. The head is covered with small round holes containing black wooden pegs, which represent short, curly hair.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition