Fragment of head of Khafra

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of water channel E of mastaba G 2370

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 14.4 x 7.2 cm (3 9/16 x 5 11/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1113

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Top part of head of Khafre with corners of nemes headress and uraeus tail. Photo C13411 NS. Joins 21.351 (14-12-1 and 14-11-206) and Eg.Inv.7028, which form fragmentary head of Khafre. Nose chipped, beard broken off, both ears missing except lobe of right ear. The face itself is Field Number 14-12-1 the joining neck and lower portion of the right ear is 14-11-206, these two joining pieces form 21.351. The new join to 21.351 is 33-2-204 the top of the head with the uraeus cobra tail trailing across it and an additional joining fragment, Eg.Inv.7028, which is the back of the nemes with the tip of the tail of the uraeus.

Provenance

From Giza. Debris of water channel E of mastaba G 2370. 1933: 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