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Figurine of a woman

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The woman depicted in this figurine wears a decorated, fringed robe and hairstyle. She is holding a baby on her back, underneath her robe. Her hands and feet were attached separately and are now missing. Two holes for the hands remain on the front. A hole on the top of the head indicates that...

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Provenance

Purchased from Michel Abemayor, N.Y.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 5.6 x 2.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

54.994

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture