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Head of Seshemnefer II

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Red granite head from life-size statue with traces of red paint on iris of eyes, probably of Seshem-Nofer.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2200 B (=5080). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1487

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture