Female figurine, legs and lower body

Nubian
C-Group
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Kubban, Cemetery 110, Graves 224 and 15

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 3.4 x 5.2 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1575

Medium or Technique

Pottery, fired Nile clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia