Statuette of a woman

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 14–17
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hiw, Tomb Y 524

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 5 cm (7 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.744

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone statuette of a woman named Ta-Seket. Some pigment remains showing black hair and details, white dress held by straps over the shoulders, and red-brown base and back pillar; broken above ankles; mended. Text carried on back pillar reads: “A gift which the king gives to Osiris, Lord of Abydos, for the ka of Ta-Seket, justified.”

Provenance

From Hiw, Tomb Y 524. 1898–99; excavated by Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1899: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession date: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription