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Modeled human face

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This human face is modeled of light-reddish clay. Curly hair hangs over the forehead. The surface is rough, and broken on all edges. The unfinished back suggests that it might have been an architectural element or part of a fixture.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.4 x 14.7cm (9 3/16 x 5 13/16in.)

Accession Number

86.777

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture