Figure of a Nubian Woman

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23.5 x 7 x 4 cm (9 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.6

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Wooden statuette of a woman. She is smiling; has a short black wig, no clothing, and stone and resin inlaid eyes. Her arms are from a seperate piece of wood and fastened to the body with a wooden pin; statuette’s left foot broken off; fixed to modern base. Thought to be Nubian because of her voluptuous body form and full round face.

Provenance

By 1993: with Jean-Louis Despras, Galerie Orient-Occident, Paris; 1993: purchased by the MFA from Galerie Orient-Occident.

Credit Line

Curator's Fund in memory of Professor Phyllis Wallace