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Fragment of a male statuette

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Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The back of the head is broken off and missing. The nose and surface are battered. It is broken at the neck. He is wearing a wig with incised lines.


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.)

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Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Height x width: 6 x 6.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World