Three fragments of a female figure
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364
Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)
Height x width: 12.5 x 9.7 cm (4 15/16 x 3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pottery (terracotta); mold-made
Not On View
Three fragments from a hollow female figure, possibly a vessel, of light red clay with no remaining traces of surface treatment. Fragments of the head, upper torso/shoulder(?), and midsection of the figure. Showing a woman with long hair arranged in sausage curls over her shoulders and a wreath and/or basket on her head. Open at top and bottom. There are irregular broken edges.
From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession date: January 1, 1886)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription