LR.408


Catalogue Number:
LR.408
Section:

Egyptian

Category:

Figure

Name:

Woman

Items:

1

Description:

Figure of a walking woman; painted wood. Carved in the round. She wears a full wig, painted black; facial features carved in low relief, with details in black and face painted yellow. She wears a long, one-shouldered dress: her right breast and shoulder are painted yellow (the colour of her face and legs) while the dress is white. Both arms are missing at shoulders, formerly attached using pegs. She walks forward with her left leg. Lower legs and feet missing. On back, in black ink: ‘402’; and on label ‘M16 XI’

Dimensions:

Height 15.8 cm

Material:

Wood

Technique:

Carved. Painted

Period:

Dynasty XI

Date:

BC 2055-1985

Place:

Egypt

Condition:

Legs broken at calf, arms missing (2010)

Conservation Work:

Unknown conservator and date: adhesive residue on both legs, probably once attached to a stand

Acquisition Source:

Gwendolen Crewdson

Acquisition Date:

1918-1919

Collection History:

‘from a tomb group’, Cairo Museum, 1905, 8 piastres

Archival Records:

GCAR 8/4/2; GCAR 8/4/3; GCAR 8/4/31/2

Notes:

Gwendolen Crewdson cites Margaret Murray as the source for period, Dynasty XI, which is consistent with the date Murray gives in 1935. The Murray date in the Crewdson catalogue must be from post-1905 but it’s unclear when

Intellectual Authority:

Imogen Gunn 2010: description, condition, conservation, notes; Margaret Murray 1905: period; Lucilla Burn and Sally-Ann Ashton 2005: valuation