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"Reserve head" of an official

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Limestone reserve head of an official. It is apparently unfinished. It is chipped at the bridge of the nose. There is a large mass of plaster (?) adhering to the left cheek. It is scored down the back of the head and battered. The head has an elongated shape.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza cemetery, G. 4940, B.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2630–2524 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 27.4 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.329

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture