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Female statuette

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19b

Dimensions

Length approximately 29 cm

Accession Number

15-5-789

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Standing figure of a woman wearing a knee-length dress. Legs are together and have pegs for feet. Traces of white paint for dress and black bands at ankles. Shoulder length black wig with two lapets on chest. Face mostly eroded but left ear and left side of face is still preserved. One arm missing, but would have attached with pegs. Other arm is 15-5-793; paddle-like hand with only thumb and one finger tip delineated. Arm is out of proportion to the figure (too long).

Stored with these two pieces is half a statuette base with a modeled plaster foot attached; painted yellowish. Base itself is black on top, red on sides. Unlabeled, no ID. Given number Eg.Inv. 4661.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition