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Fragment of a male statuette

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Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The head, neck and part of the right shoulder remain. The nose is battered. The surface is smooth and polished. The nose is gone. He wears a wig.

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.5 x 14 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1485

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture