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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.


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.


Giza, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World