Sculpture fragment (of female figure)
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Height x width x length:1.4 x 5.1 x 7.5 cm (9/16 x 2 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Yellow terracotta sculpture fragment. It is the left shoulder and breast of a female. There are remnants of a ball bead necklace with central pendant, drop-loop earring, and incised lines marking hairstyle. The surface and details are worn. It is described as the wing of a bird in Pottery and Porcelain ledger.
From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription