Fragment of female statuette

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm (2 7/16 x 13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.852

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female statuette, the lower part from above the knees are all gone. Severe archaic female figure in Egyptian style with the arms extended the full length at the sides and back pillar on the back. Surface details in black include the hair, breasts and a rim on the lower edge. Groteque features; pierced through the back.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF.
(Accession Date: April 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription