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Head of a statuete of a woman

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Head of a limestone figure of a woman wearing an elaborate wig with intricately carved zigzag pattern for hair. It was originally part of a group statue with back pillar. The hair is contained at the top with a fillet carrying a decorative lozenge pattern. At the back the hair is arranged in...

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Provenance

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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Hatshepsut-Amenhotep II, 1473–1352 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.5 x 17.5 cm (5 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1483

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture