Statuette of Lady Djehutynakht

Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)


Height x width x length (base): 28.5 x 7.5 x 12.2 cm (11 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


The Ancient World



Wooden standing female figure on a pedestal. Her lappet wig is painted black. The body and base show traces of yellow paint. Her eyes and brows are outlined in black. She stands with her arms at her sides, hands open. The figure is set in the pedestal by a transverse pin.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. May 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition