Lower body fragment of a female figurine

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, 2028

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 5.6 x 5.5 x 8.7 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1186

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Lower body fragment of a female figurine. Made of brown ware. It is undecorated. It is a steatopygous type with a small waist. She has large thighs and buttocks. The legs are modeled distinctly and separate from each other (not just a groove between them). No feet are indicated.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, tomb 2028. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition