Fragment of female and child on bed

Egyptian
late Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom
2465–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.4 x 3.1 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1617

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head and torso of nude female figure with a child on breast made of light red clay. She wears elaborate headgear with an intricate tripartite hairstyle.

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