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Head of a queen

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Black granite head of a queen. It is broken at the neck. The headdress is broken. The nose is battered. She wears a wig.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.6 x 7.2 cm (3 3/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1486

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture