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Head of King Khafra

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Much of the left side of face, includindg the forehead, eye, nose, chin and beard missing. Cosmetic eye lines and corner of the right eye remains. Finest work, badly battered.

Provenance

From Giza, south of tomb G 2370 / surface debris. 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1934: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra, 2555–2532 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 19.3 x 17 x 16 cm (7 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.52a

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture