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Fragment of female statuette, finely modeled head, wig, and portion of front torso. Arms missing. Face and torso painted brown, wig painted black. Fringe of her hair peeking from under wig. Likely a "serving statuette." Mounted on wood base. Associated with 12.1508. Bag of paint chips...

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From Giza. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, reigns of Isesi to, 2381–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 12 x 6.8 x 6.2 cm (4 3/4 x 2 11/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World