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Figure of a Nubian Woman

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Wooden statuette of a woman. She is smiling; has a short black wig, no clothing, and stone and resin inlaid eyes. Her arms are from a seperate piece of wood and fastened to the body with a wooden pin; statuette's left foot broken off; fixed to modern base. Thought to be Nubian because of her...

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By 1993: with Jean-Louis Despras, Galerie Orient-Occident, Paris; 1993: purchased by the MFA from Galerie Orient-Occident.

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Curator's Fund in memory of Professor Phyllis Wallace

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 23.5 x 7 x 4 cm (9 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World