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Wig from a statue of a man

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Proper right ear and right side of a wig with echeloned curls. Hair painted black and skin reddish brown. Probably part of same statue as 23-11-458.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5201, debris. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11.1 x 8.7 cm (4 3/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-443

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture