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Head of a man

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Head from statue of a man. Close-fitting wig of short curls thinly painted black. Face brick-red. Eyebrows and pupils black. Tip of nose and chin slightly bruised. Irregularly broken at neck.


By 1931: with Otto Burchard & Co.; 1931: purchased by the MFA from Otto Burchard & Co. for $3000. (Accession date: February 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2465–2150 B.C.


Overall: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone.


The Ancient World