Female figurine, legs and lower body
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Kubban, Cemetery 110, Graves 224 and 15
Overall: 2.9 x 3.4 x 5.2 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pottery, fired Nile clay
Not On View
This red-brown ware pottery figurine fragment represents a female, whose hips, legs, and waist are emphasized by incised dots and lines probably representing a girdle and tattoos. Figurines such as these represented women or goddesses with ornamental tattoos on their face and body, and may have been placed in burials for magical purposes.
From Lower Nubia, Egypt, Kubban (Cemetery 110), (ASN 110/224 and 110/15). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia