Statuette of a woman
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn
Height: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Emily Esther Sears Fund