Statue of a seated woman

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 1021

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 38 x 12.5 x 18 cm (14 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2603

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone. Seated female figure with remains of coloring. Upper half broken and mended.Part of left forearm missing. Right foot and corner of base anciently repaired in plaster.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 1021. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition