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Fragmentary head of Khafra (?)

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Fragment of face of statuette of king, possibly Khafre. Two fragments are joined and mounted on the back with a hook. Missing upper left eye, forehead. The false beard is broken off at the chin and missing.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2370 A / x. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra, 2520–2494 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 12 x 8 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3472

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture