Female votive head
About 550 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 414.
2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small head of a woman appears to come from a statuette of a votive. She wears a headcloth to be classed generally in the Egyptian style.
The surfaces are somewhat worn and battered, with considerable effects of incrustation.
From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription