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Fragment of a head of a deity

Fragment of left half of face from a nearly life-size head of a statue of a deity. It has the facial features of Amenhotep III, including the characteristic almond-shaped eyes with thick cosmetic lines squared at the ends, curved brows, and full, distinctly edged lips. It joins the proper right...

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Provenance

1944: right half acquired by the MFA by exchange with the Peabody Museum, Harvard University; 1976: left half sold to private collector at Sotheby Parke Bernet auction December 11, 1976 (lot 225, p. 67); by 1979: Mrs. Michel Abemayor collection; purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Abemayor February 14, 1979. (Accession Date: February 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1353 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Accession Number

1979.42

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture