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Limestone statuette of a woman named Ta-Seket. Some pigment remains showing black hair and details, white dress held by straps over the shoulders, and red-brown base and back pillar; broken above ankles; mended. Text carried on back pillar reads: "A gift which the king gives to Osiris, Lord...

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From Hiw, Tomb Y 524. 1898–99; excavated by Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1899: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession date: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 14–17, 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Hiw, Egypt


Height x width: 20 x 5 cm (7 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World