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Faience; head and under parts light blue-green glaze, back darker. The back is covered with a series of small holes, as if for the insertiion of quills. Nose battered.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. May, 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length: 1.9 x 3.2 cm (3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1119

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products