Female figurines

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 18.6 x 9 x 6.3 cm (7 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.1803

Medium or Technique

Nile silt clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female figure depicted with a narrow waist, broad hips and upraised arms. The head is beaked; however, this is likely due to abstraction rather than an association with a bird.

Provenance

1904: purchased in Egypt for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund