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Head of a king, perhaps Rameses II

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Head of a king wearing nemes headdress and uraeus. Broken at the neck.

Provenance

Said to be from Abydos. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £30. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1844

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture