Fragment of a statuette of a couple

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 14.3 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm (5 5/8 x 3 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.685

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The upper portion of a statuette of a standing female with tripartite hair style, this fragment was once part of a pair statuette showing the woman with her husband. Slight traces of red and yellow paint remain. Three vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs on the back read “the Scribe in the Place of Truth, Ramose.”

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way