Bust of a prince

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.9 x 4.1 x 4.4 cm (3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.716

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Yellow limestone of fine texture; channelled headdress; lock of hair on right shoulder; vertical column of hieroglyphics on back; traces of blue; broken across breast.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way