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This wooden figurine depicts a woman, nude, wearing a long, tripartite wig. The arms and lower legs are broken off. The figure is painted white and cream with black for the hair and eyes. The pubic area is detailed with incised lines. The figure exhibits some small cracks in the wood.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, S.F.25. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3555

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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