Half-head of statuette

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Content: 7.6 x 4 x 9.4 cm (3 x 1 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.738

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Half of head through profile; limestone; broken at neck; face battered. From Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. I 307. Detailed wig; only part of the hair defined on the wig; nose broken. Two pieces joined.

Provenance

From Giza, Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, I307
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition