Beard from a bronze statue

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Quarry

Dimensions

Height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1373

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This representation of a beard was once attached to a bronze statue of a deity. Traces ofthe original blue glass inlay remain in place.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes/quarry.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition