Group of two women and a child, Limestone, paint

Group of two women and a child

Period:
Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–18
Date:
ca. 1981–1500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); W. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.); L. 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.2.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 106
A woman is shown nursing her child while another woman is dressing her hair.
Purchased from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1922.

Scott, Nora E. 1944. Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A Picture Book. New York: Plantin Press, fig. 24.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 228, fig. 138.