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Head of Amenemhat I

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January 23-24, 1967: anonymous sale, Galerie Moderne, Brussels, lot 2186, to a private collector, Belgium; until 2010, by descent within the family; June 11, 2010: anonymous sale (consigned by the family of the Belgian collector), Sotheby’s, New York, lot 9, to Wang Tak Trading, Hong Kong; 2011: sold by Wang Tak to the Galerie Chenel, Paris; 2011: sold by the Galerie Chenel to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 16, 2011)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Susan B. Walker

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, 1991–1961 B.C.


Height: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World