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Female figure on a bed

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Limestone funerary figurine representing a nude female figure lying on a bed with a tall footboard. Some traces of paint are preserved, showing that the figure wore a long black wig encircled by a red fillet, and a red-painted broad collar, bracelets and belt. The bed was painted black, with a...

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By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Height x width x length: 5.1 x 3.5 x 10.1 cm (2 x 1 3/8 x 4 in.)

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The Ancient World