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Head and torso of the god Sobek

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Limestone head and torso of the god Sobek. The face is completely destryoed. The top portion of the wig and arms are broken off. Incised lines remain from a broad collar. Incised lines decorate the wig and the neck. There are rough broken edges on every side of the sculpture.

Provenance

From Hawara, Temple of Amenemhat III (The "Labyrinth"). 1912: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, division of finds with Egyptian government, gift of the British School of Archaeology to the MFA. (Accession date: October 3, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt;

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat III, 1818–1772 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 67 x 46.5 x 36 cm (26 3/8 x 18 5/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1003

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture