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Head and torso of statuette

Limestone, painted; upper part of body only with finely-preserved head of man. With 12.1507. Head and torso with upper arms. Full wig with traces of black paint. Body has traces of red paint. Multiple cracks around head and face and shoulders. Large chips missing at back of head and torso,...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Giza.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1508

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture