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Head from a statuette of Nekhebu

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Head of the limestone statuette of a male figure named Nekhebu. Shows a full wig and wide face marked by large, staring, almond-shaped eyes and eyebrows in relief; nose broad at the base of the nostrils, and fleshy lips defined by a sharp edge. Broken off at neck. For other statuettes of...

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Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G2381. 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 11.1 x 10.4 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3155

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture