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Statuette of a woman

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This wooden statuette represents a young woman, nude except for a girdle of cowrie shells. Traces of paint can be found around the hair and eyes. The girdle is indicated by six ivory inlays. The toes broken.


By 1900: Edward P. Warren collection; 1900: given to the MFA by Edward P. Warren, October 1900. (Accession Date: October 1, 1900)

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Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12-13, 2061–1783 B.C.


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood and ivory


The Ancient World