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Sculpture fragment (of female figure)

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Yellow terracotta sculpture fragment. It is the left shoulder and breast of a female. There are remnants of a ball bead necklace with central pendant, drop-loop earring, and incised lines marking hairstyle. The surface and details are worn. It is described as the wing of a bird in Pottery and...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 332–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length:1.4 x 5.1 x 7.5 cm (9/16 x 2 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.87.213

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture