Upper body fragment of a female figure on a bed
Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Deir, Nag el-Deir, N 12/13
Height x width: 11.3 x 7.6 cm (4 7/16 x 3 in.)
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Upper body fragment of a female figure on a bed. It is in full relief. The bed is decorated with red, white and black. The facial features are very flattened. There is a red zig zag design on the top surface of the bed. The bed was made without legs. The precise function of these figurines is uncertain. They have been called fertilty figures, concubine figures, dolls, or representations of goddeses.
From Naga el-Deir. N 12 / 13. 1912:Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition