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This figure from a wooden tomb model depicts a femail figure in a leaning post. It is plastered and painted. Her skin is painted yellow, and she wears a short, white skirt and a black wig. The legs are broken off below the knees. The arms were separate components from the body, attached at the...

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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, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.108

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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Models