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Head of a king

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Face from an indurated limestone stauette of a king, possibly Amenemhat III. The face itself is largely complete, but the nemes headdress is almost entirely missing. The eyes are well modeled, and display the characteristic pouche below them.

Provenance

By 1978: with Charles D. Kelekian, New York; purchased by the MFA from Charles D. Kelekian February 16, 1978.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Amenemhet III, 1818–1772 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 7.5 cm (4 1/2 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.54

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture