Serving statuette of a woman grinding grain

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2185

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.5 x 8.2cm (7 11/16 x 3 1/4in.)

Accession Number

12.1486

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

“Serving statuette” of a woman grinding grain on a quern. She wears a calf-length skirt and has her hair tied in a cloth.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2185. December 5, 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition