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Wooden bust of a woman


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Title/s

Wooden bust of a woman

Category

figure

Name

statue

Description

female figure, fragment. The eyes are inlaid with copper, obsidian and alabaster.

Field Collection

Egypt

Technique Description

painted

Dimensions

height 15 cm
width 6.6 cm

Period

Eleventh Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom

Date

1943 B.C. — 1898 B.C.

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1989 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1997) An Early Twelfth Dynasty Sculpture : Routledge (1997) : Routledge [page: ]
    Source title: Chief of Seers: Studies in honour of Cyril Aldred (
    [comments: with fig. 1]
  2. (1995) [page: ]
    [comments: no.10, p.28]
  3. L'art de l'Egypte [page: ]
    [comments: front cover illustration]
  4. Watkins,S.C. and Brown, C.E. (eds.)
    (1988) Conservation of Ancient Egyptian Materials (1988) [page: 104 - 105]
    [comments: ]
  5. Annual Report of the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate 1989 [page: 11]
    [comments: ]
  6. Unknown
    (1990) The Burlington Magazine cxxxii (1990) (1990) [page: 519]
    [comments: ]
  7. Unknown
    (1993) Minerva 4 [4] (1993) [page: 21] July - Aug.
    [comments: ]
  8. (1981) Museums Journal , London (1999) [page: 10] January 1999)
    [comments: figure on 10 (upper left)]

Material/s

calcite (eyes)

copper (eye outlines)

ebony (eyebrows)

obsidian (eyes)

wood

Accession Number

E.1.1989 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63352; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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