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Fragment of a male statuette

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Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The head and right shoulder remain. It is broken across the chest. The nose is battered. There are traces of hieroglyphics on the projection on the back. He wears a wig with incised lines.

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, Probably Later Period, Dynasty 25 or 26,

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1487

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture