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Head from an anthropoid sarcophagus

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Finely polished white limestone head from the lid of a sarcophagus. The deceased is shown wearing a plain tripartite wig that falls behind the ears. This style of sarcophagus was popular from Dynasty 30 through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

Provenance

1912: given to the MFA by the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 200 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 48 x 53 x 35 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1511

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi