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Head of a woman

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Limestone. Painted. Head from Statuette of a woman. Black hair; red-brown skin; black eyebrows and eye outlines.

Provenance

From Giza. G 7911 W, debris of pit. December, 1930: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 7.6 x 9.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.779

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture