Female head of statuette

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7530 and G 7521

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 10.2 x 7.8 cm (3 15/16 x 4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1461

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Finely featured head and right shoulder of female statuette. Striated wig with evidence of natural hairline beneath. Two ridges in relief on the right shoulder indicate a cloak. Compare Meresankh 30.1457 torso with cloak.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7530 and 7521. 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition