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Fragments of a royal head

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Back of wig, head cloth, and protective Horus hawk from a statue of Khufu (?); now fitted togther.

Provenance

From Giza, debris over tomb G 7102. January 1925: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1925)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu or Khafra, 2585–2532 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1466

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture