Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 - Dynasty 12, 20
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B, Notes: (Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 19, shaft B)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition