Female serving statuette, grinding corn

Late Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12–13
1844–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb S.F.95


Fragment 1: height x width x diamter: 6.1 x 2 x 3 cm (2 3/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Fragment 2: Height x width x length: 1.8 x 2.4 x 5.8 cm (11/16 x 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.) Fragment 3: Height x width x length: 4.8 x 2.1 x 2.2 cm (1 7/8 x 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



“Serving statuette” of standing woman grinding corn atop a table/pedestal. In three joining pieces, plus bag of fragments. Broken on left side of head; feet broken off and missing. Painted red and yellow.


From Sheikh Farag, tomb S.F.95. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition