Statuette of woman
Middle Kingdom–Late Period
Height x width: 9.1 x 2.5 cm (3 9/16 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way