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Fragment of a male statuette

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Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The head and part of the torso remain. The nose is battered. He wears an incised broad collar and wig. It is broken across the waist. The surface is smooth and polished.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Late Period (?),

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.8 x 7.5 cm (4 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1493

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture