Statuette of a woman

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12-13
2061–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.607

Medium or Technique

Wood and ivory

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This wooden statuette represents a young woman, nude except for a girdle of cowrie shells. Traces of paint can be found around the hair and eyes. The girdle is indicated by six ivory inlays. The toes broken.

Provenance

By 1900: Edward P. Warren collection; 1900: given to the MFA by Edward P. Warren, October 1900.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren