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Female figure on bed

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Made from coarse red clay. A roughly modeled figure of woman and child on bed. The bed has four short legs. The woman and child are colored bright red. The precise function of these figurines is uncertain. They have been called fertilty figures, concubine figures, dolls, or representations of...

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Provenance

Said to be from Dendara. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for 15 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 19.5 x 9.0 x 7.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1614

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture