Sculpture fragment (of female figure)

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
332–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width x length:1.4 x 5.1 x 7.5 cm (9/16 x 2 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.87.213

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Yellow terracotta sculpture fragment. It is the left shoulder and breast of a female. There are remnants of a ball bead necklace with central pendant, drop-loop earring, and incised lines marking hairstyle. The surface and details are worn. It is described as the wing of a bird in Pottery and Porcelain ledger.

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: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription