|PAIR OF EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM POLYCHROME WOOD FEMALE SERVANT FIGURES
The standing figures lean forward, preparing to strain mash for beer or prepare dough, wearing knee-length white skirts, bodies painted in yellow ochre, facial detail and hair in black.
VIth Dynasty, ca. 2345-2181 BC
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) each
Ex collection of Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Empain (1852-1929), France.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 219.