Fragment of grotesque figure

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.5 x 3.2 cm (9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.566

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience grotesque figure with green glaze that now has a brownish tint. It has the head and bust of an old man with long hair, beard and mustache. He supports a lamb on his neck.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription