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Wood. Traces black color on short wig. Left arm complete with dowel hole; right hand missing; part of left leg damaged by ants. Rectangular base with remains of string wrapping and pink plaster.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1920: received by the MFA. (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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Width x height x depth: 3.4 x 27 x 4.8 cm (1 5/16 x 10 5/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World