Model female figure

Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Wooden model female figure. Her skin is painted yellow. She wears a white dress and sash over her left shoulder. Her wig is black. The arms are missing. The eyes are outlined in black and white. She is standing with her legs together. The left foot is broken. There are holes on the bottom of the soles where pegs attached the figure to the base of the model. The pubic area is detailed by incised lines. The wood is very decayed.
Paper sticker “473”.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way