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Female serving statuette, grinding corn

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"Serving statuette" of standing woman grinding corn atop a table/pedestal. In three joining pieces, plus bag of fragments. Broken on left side of head; feet broken off and missing. Painted red and yellow.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb S.F.95. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12–13, reign Amenem, 1844–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Fragment 1: height x width x diamter: 6.1 x 2 x 3 cm (2 3/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Fragment 2: Height x width x length: 1.8 x 2.4 x 5.8 cm (11/16 x 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.) Fragment 3: Height x width x length: 4.8 x 2.1 x 2.2 cm (1 7/8 x 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3657

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture