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Head from a statuette of Nekhebu

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Limestone head from a statue of Nekhebu. The features are large, round, and plump. He wears a wig with incised lines. The nose is chipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10 x 12 x 9.7 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3154

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture