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Statuette of wood, with traces of gesso and paint, of a foreign woman carrying a child on her back and wearing a long cloak: Ancient Egyptian, Middle Egypt, Beni Hasan, tomb of Useri and Ary-hotep (181 LC), Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, c.1985-1773 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Statuette / woman / child

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian



Physical description

Wood; traces of gesso and paint

Collection place(s)

Beni Hasan, Middle Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Hilton Price Collection
Collector: Hilton Price, Frederick George, 1842 - 1909


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Arnold, Dorothea, 'Foreign and Female' in Offerings to the Discerning Eye: An Egyptological Medley in Honor of Jack A Josephson, ed. Sue D'Auria (Leiden: 2010), 17-31.

Saretta, P (2015) Asiatics in Middle Kingdom Egypt, Perceptions and Reality. Bloomsbury

Comic-strip by Mohammed Nasser and Heba Abd el Gawad, ‘On her first short visit to Egypt since 1911’, 3 July 2020:

Egypt's Dispersed Heritage Project:

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