Fragmentary head of Khafra (?)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2370 A / x

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 12 x 8 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3472

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of face of statuette of king, possibly Khafre. Two fragments are joined and mounted on the back with a hook. Missing upper left eye, forehead. The false beard is broken off at the chin and missing.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2370 A / x. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition