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Standing figure on rectangular base. Arms are outstretched, figure is leaning forward with fingertips touching the top of a tall vessel. The figure is bare chested wearing a long, calf-length, white kilt. Note that the skin is painted yellow ochre. The body of the vessel is painted red, the rim...

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From Naga el-Deir N 89. 1923: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


L of base 26 cm, H of figure 20.5 cm

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The Ancient World