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Female figure depicted with a narrow waist, broad hips and upraised arms. The head is beaked; however, this is likely due to abstraction rather than an association with a bird.

Provenance

1904: purchased in Egypt for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 18.6 x 9 x 6.3 cm (7 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.1803

Medium or Technique

Nile silt clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture