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Head of Hatshepsut as sphinx

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Head likely from a sphinx with features of Queen Hatshepsut wearing the nemes cloth/crown and false beard, both partially preserved; nose and right eye battered.

Provenance

1934: lent by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1952: given to the MFA in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith by Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith. (Accession Date: March 13, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1458 B.C.

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Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.349

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture