Ear

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4510 A, chamber debris

Dimensions

Other: 3.8 x 6.9 cm (1 1/2 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-12-34

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculpted, life-sized ear, missing top edge. Finished on the side that would attach to a face, so it does not appear to be broken off from a sculpture.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4510 A, chamber debris. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition