Statuette of a woman

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn
2140–1991 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1777

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This wooden statuette portrays a nude young woman, wearing a black wig. Her bracelets and anklets are painted blue and red. She wears black sandals, and there are traces of blue paint on the neck, possiblyy the reamins of another piece of jewelry. The eyes are inserted. The base is inscribed and cracked lenghtwise. The figure also cracked.

Provenance

From Asyut. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund