Statuette of woman

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom–Late Period
2061–660 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 9.1 x 2.5 cm (3 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.4670

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Ivory statuette of a woman. It is carved in the round. There is some incrustation of brown in the hair. The woman is nude. She stands straight, with her arms unattached at her side. She wears an elaborate wig. The right arm is broken and mended. It is a fine specimen. The ear-rings are made of brass wire.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way