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Fragment of a seated statuette

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The lower portion of a human body and the legs are seated on a high chair, the space under which is filled in with an elaborate lattice work glazed a dark purple. The remainder of the statuette is of a vivid robin's egg green. The whole stands on a thin rectangular plinth. Hollow under the...

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From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Object Place

San el-Hagar, Egypt


Overall: 6.2 x 5.5 x 2.1 cm (2 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World