Fragment of a male statuette

Egyptian
Late Period (?)


Dimensions

Height x width: 10.8 x 7.5 cm (4 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1493

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The head and part of the torso remain. The nose is battered. He wears an incised broad collar and wig. It is broken across the waist. The surface is smooth and polished.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames