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Head of an official wearing a bag wig. The head is notable for its emphasis on the man's advanced age: the thin-lipped mouth, which droops at the corners, the heavy folds of skin over the cheekbones, and the exaggerated furrows on the forehead. The nose is missing, and the statue is broken below...

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By 1984: with Pierre Mettral, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Pierre Mettral September 12, 1984.

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Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


H. 9.5 cm, w. 10.2 cm, d. 8.3 cm

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The Ancient World