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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Not On View


The Ancient World



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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription