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Portrait head of a man, splashed with dark spots. The hair is cut close to the scalp, like a tight-fitting cap. Both of his ears are broken. There is a bruise on the right side of the face, near the eye.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4140. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1914: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government July 2, 1914.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, probably reign of Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

height x width x diameter: 27.3 x 17.4 x 25 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.717

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture