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Statuette of a lady

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Fragment of black stone statuette of a woman; head and upper torso remain; the figure shows an elaborate wig and dress; originally part of a seated statue with husband to her right; holding a mandrake fruit in left hand; cutting in left side of head for ancient repair; nose battered.


By 1934: with Joseph Lindon Smith; 1934: lent to the MFA by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1941: given to the MFA by Joseph Lindon Smith. (Accession Date: November 13, 1941)

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Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1400–1295 B.C.

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Height: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

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Black stone


The Ancient World