User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of a statuette of a couple

Start collecting

The upper portion of a statuette of a standing female with tripartite hair style, this fragment was once part of a pair statuette showing the woman with her husband. Slight traces of red and yellow paint remain. Three vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs on the back read "the Scribe in the...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 14.3 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm (5 5/8 x 3 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.685

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture