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Seated female statuette

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Seated female statuette made of plain white marble(?). The lines are somewhat worn. Her hands rest on her lap. There is a hole in top of the head. No color or hieroglyphics remain. Chipped on the statue's left hand and knee.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty),


Height x width x thickness: 7 x 2.2 x 3.8 cm (2 3/4 x 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble (?)


The Ancient World