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Statuette of a woman

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This wooden statuette portrays a nude young woman, wearing a black wig. Her bracelets and anklets are painted blue and red. She wears black sandals, and there are traces of blue paint on the neck, possiblyy the reamins of another piece of jewelry. The eyes are inserted. The base is inscribed...

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From Asyut. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn, 2140–1991 B.C.


Height: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World