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Female figure on bed

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Woman and child on a bed. The child is on the woman's left side. The woman has a funerary cone on her head. It is made of rough red clay. The figures are bright red. Traces of black and dull blue remain. Traces of black splotches of paint on surface of bed on cream ground. The wig and pubic area...

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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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, late Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom, 2465–1640 B.C.


Height x width: 8.2 x 7.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 in.)

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The Ancient World