Seated female statuette

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)


Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 7 x 2.2 x 3.8 cm (2 3/4 x 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.736

Medium or Technique

Marble (?)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated female statuette made of plain white marble(?). The lines are somewhat worn. Her hands rest on her lap. There is a hole in top of the head. No color or hieroglyphics remain. Chipped on the statue’s left hand and knee.

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