- Figure: human
- Historical period(s)
- Dynasties 15 to 18, Second Intermediate Period, ca. 1630-1539 BCE
- H x W x D: 16.3 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm (6 7/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This type of "doll" figure has been found in ancient Egypt in graves dating from Dynasties 12 to 18 (ca. 19381539 B.C.E.). This particular example most closely resembles examples that have been dated to the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 16301539/23 B.C.E.). These figurines, which clearly symbolized fertility, were placed in graves to ensure the rebirth and fertility of the deceased in the next world. The holes in the ears of this figure would likely have contained beaded earrings at one time, and the perforations on the top of the head were used to attach strings of clay beads in imitation of flowing hair. The coils of pierced clay around the neck were made to imitate heavy necklaces.
Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1906-1907 
From 1906-1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in the winter of 1906-1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1876, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Ancient Egyptian Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum