Seated woman statuette

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2241(= G 5540) B

Dimensions

Other: 18.7 x 10.8 x 11 cm (7 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

39-4-25.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated female statuette; lower body and legs, missing torso. Joins with right lower arm 39-4-25.2 and hand fragment 38-4-15. Hieroglyphs incised vertically to left of statue’s left leg: two n’s are visible. Statue connects with 38-4-9, feet and part of base.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 2241 B. 1939: excavated by the Harvard University–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