Seated female statuette

Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)


Height x width x thickness: 7 x 2.2 x 3.8 cm (2 3/4 x 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble (?)

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



Seated female statuette made of plain white marble(?). The lines are somewhat worn. Her hands rest on her lap. There is a hole in top of the head. No color or hieroglyphics remain. Chipped on the statue’s left hand and knee.


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