Figurine of a woman

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x thickness: 5.6 x 2.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

54.994

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The woman depicted in this figurine wears a decorated, fringed robe and hairstyle. She is holding a baby on her back, underneath her robe. Her hands and feet were attached separately and are now missing. Two holes for the hands remain on the front. A hole on the top of the head indicates that the woman once carried a basket of offerings. The surface is worn, and the piece was cracked and repaired.

Provenance

Purchased from Michel Abemayor, N.Y.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman