Figurine of a squatting ape (?)

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, early Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-664

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Squatting figure on a black and red base. Traces of paint on figure: yellow body with black and black wig. Head and knees broken off. Possibly an ape.

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