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Fragmentary statuette of seated man

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Yellow limestone. Head and torso to waist including left arm, of seated or cross-legged male figure with short wig. Faint traces of necklace and counterpoise at back. No color preserved. Right side torso and piece from neck missing. Head broken off and replaced.

Provenance

From Giza; tomb G 4817 A. December, 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1930: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.830

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture