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Head and shoulders of an official

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Black granite head, shoulders and torso of an official. It is broken at the waist. The surface is smooth, with occasional chips. He wears a wig with incised lines and a necklace.


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.)

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Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12, 1991–1780 B.C.


Height x width: 11.5 x 13 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World