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Portrait head of a Prince of the Khufu Family - Husband(?) of 14.719. White limestone, with two lines of dark stone running through the neck and face. Corrosion on face around sides of nose. Both ears broken. A groove runs from the top of the head, near the front, to the base of the neck.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4440. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: 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

Object Place

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

14.718

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture