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Figure of a mourning woman

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Hollow pottery statuette made of coarse, straw-tempered Nile silt clay. It depicts a woman holding her hands to her head in a traditional position of mourning. It was originally covered with a white wash, and there are traces of red pigment. The arms, breasts and facial features were modeled...

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Provenance

By 1983: with Lucien Viola, L'Ibis Gallery, New York; 1983: purchased by the MFA from Lucien Viola.

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.154

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture