Nude woman with elaborate headdress

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

20.5 x 4.7 cm (8 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .205 H. .047 W.

Accession Number

11.786

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Nude figure; elaborate headdress with curls; crown(?) on head; hands held tightly against sides; feet broken; cracked and discolored.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27). 1907: 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.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition