Statuette of a woman

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, reigns of Isesi to
2381–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 12 x 6.8 x 6.2 cm (4 3/4 x 2 11/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1507

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of female statuette, finely modeled head, wig, and portion of front torso. Arms missing. Face and torso painted brown, wig painted black. Fringe of her hair peeking from under wig. Likely a “serving statuette.” Mounted on wood base. Associated with 12.1508. Bag of paint chips accompanies.

Provenance

From Giza. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition