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Upper body fragment of a female figure on a bed

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Upper body fragment of a female figure on a bed. It is in full relief. The bed is decorated with red, white and black. The facial features are very flattened. There is a red zig zag design on the top surface of the bed. The bed was made without legs. The precise function of these figurines...

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Provenance

From Naga el-Deir. N 12 / 13. 1912:Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Nag el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.3 x 7.6 cm (4 7/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

12.1190

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture