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Head of Old Kingdom limestone statuette, female figure; reddish-yellow color of skin laid on first, black eyebrows, eyelashes, and edge of hair laid on yellow, white of eye actual color of stone, iris reddish brown outlined in black painted on white stone, pupil doubtful, color of necklace painted over natural white of stone, pattern of color not clear, but bits of blue color and black outline of pendants discernable; broken at base of neck with part of left shoulder remaining, tip of nose chipped, top part of left ear broken off, several scratches on forehead, right eyebrow, cheek, and left side of hair, right ear slightly chipped, colors well preserved. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7911 W, debris of pit
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.2 cm Width: 6.8 cm Length: 9.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 31.779
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7911

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 76.