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Relief of a woman

Painting on plaster over limestone. It depicts the head and shoulders of a woman who is facing left. She has yellow skin, black hair and a green dress. She wears a tight neck-band or collar of green, white and black. Her broad collar is composed of black bands. Hair ribbons are the same as...

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By 1963: Horace L. Mayer Collection through purchase from E. Kofler; 1963: Lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA; 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1978: Given by Mrs. Mayer to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2150 B.C.


Height x width: 34.0 x 61.0 cm (13 3/8 x 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paint, plaster, and limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief