Probably from a dyad, wearing a diaphonous pleated gown with diagonal fringed edge, a broad collar, her long full plaited wig divided by her shoulders and bound by a diadem, her right arm held out to the side, set against a back pillar.
A similar work but in much larger scale, is the wife of Nakt-Min published by E.L.B. Terrace and H.G. Fischer in Treasures of Egyptian Art From the Cairo Museum (1970), pp. 137-140, no. 31, described as ‘seducingly Beautiful’, ‘an astonishing realization in stone of human flesh’. Our sculpture might be a portrait of the wife of Nakt-Min, thought to be the son of King Ay (ca. 1352 – 1348 B.C.); Another similar example, but slightly larger scale (17 in.) , lot 425, Christie’s South Kensington, November 2001