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Female serving statuette

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Small statue of a kneeling female "serving statuette" holding basket on her lap. Legs folded beneath her and soles of feet visible from the back. Head and part of the base broken off and missing. Baskets and arms damaged.

Provenance

From Giza; tomb G 7530 A (Meresankh III). 1927: 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: May 1, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 24 x 10 x 23 cm (9 7/16 x 3 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1458

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture