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Fragment of limestone servant statue, figure of woman kneading bread; flesh painted yellow; hair and details of face in black; broken at hips, arms missing, piece missing from back of head, face battered.

Details

  • ID
    MMA_1979.403
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Giza (?) (provenance unknown)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: 19.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1979
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_11.305
  • Object Ownership Information
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MMA_1979.403; deaccessioned MFAB_11.305
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 - Dynasty 6
  • Object owned by
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Notes
    Previously Museum of FIne Arts, Boston (MFAB_11.305), purchased in Cairo, 1911. Deaccessioned by the MFA; auctioned at Sotheby's, New York, in 1978. Purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from Peter Sharrer, New Jersey, in 1979. Published in MMA Notable Acquisitions 1979-80.
  • Remarks
    formerly Denman Waldo Ross Collection
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA and MMA accession numbers verified

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