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Figurine of clay, possibly a comic figure. The open-mouthed figure adopts a kneeling posture and holds an implement in left hand. There are punctures for eyes and punctated notching and incised lines variously for clothing texture and hair.

Provenance

From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), House E. 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905: presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

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Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

05.266

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture