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Female nude figure

Figure of nude female with arms straight at sides; tripartite wig, once colored black, now much faded. Mold made, pressed into a one sided mold, back is flat. Lower legs broken off. Faience; light green; Headdress(? )or rounded element on the top of the head. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan Z 244 X. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiet el Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number

11.2518

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture