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Wig from a statue of a man

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Fragment from the back of the head. Seven layers of ribbed curls, painted black; trace of the proper right ear.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5203. 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 x 5 cm (4 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-602

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture