Statuette of woman

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 1.8 cm (2 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4671

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Ivory statuette of a woman. Her head and feet are broken off and missing. She is nude. She stands straight, with her arms at her side. It is incrusted with brown. It is carved in the round.

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