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Head of Paramessu

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Head of a man wearing waved wig, from a scribe statue. Chin and nose battered. Broken off at throat with lappets of wig missing.

Provenance

Acquired in Cairo in the early 1900s (Bothmer, BMFA 47, 43); by 1942: Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall collection (purchased in Cairo); 1942: given to the MFA by Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall. (Accession Date: October 1, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Haremhab, 1323–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Cairo, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 20.5cm (6 13/16 x 8 1/16in.)

Accession Number

42.467

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture