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Wooden bust of a woman: E.1.1989

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Wooden bust of a woman




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

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm
Width: 6.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Eleventh Dynasty
12th Dynasty#
Middle Kingdom
-1943 - -1898

Components of the work

Eyes composed of calcite obsidian
Eyebrows composed of ebony
Eye Outlines composed of copper

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1989
Primary reference Number: 63352
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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