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Head and torso from a statuette of Nekhebu

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This limestone head and torso come from a seated statue of Nekhebu. The nose and forehead are chipped. He is wearing a wig with incised lines. On the statue's right side, the wig is chipped at the bottom. The statue's left arm and right hand are broken off and the left mid-section is broken...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2381. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22 x 16 x 10.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3156

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture