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Lower body fragment of a female figurine

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Lower body fragment of a female figurine. Made of brown ware. It is undecorated. It is a steatopygous type with a small waist. She has large thighs and buttocks. The legs are modeled distinctly and separate from each other (not just a groove between them). No feet are indicated.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, tomb 2028. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 5.6 x 5.5 x 8.7 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1186

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture