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Relief of a woman

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2150 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 34.0 x 61.0 cm (13 3/8 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

1978.572

Medium or Technique

Paint, plaster, and limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Painting on plaster over limestone. It depicts the head and shoulders of a woman who is facing left. She has yellow skin, black hair and a green dress. She wears a tight neck-band or collar of green, white and black. Her broad collar is composed of black bands. Hair ribbons are the same as her neck-band. There are some traces of red outlines. At the far left of the piece are woodern furniture painted black and yellow to imitate grain. There are traces of red outlines. The background is gray.

Provenance

By 1963: Horace L. Mayer Collection through purchase from E. Kofler; 1963: Lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA; 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1978: Given by Mrs. Mayer to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer