Head and shoulders of an official

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12
1991–1780 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 13 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1484

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Black granite head, shoulders and torso of an official. It is broken at the waist. The surface is smooth, with occasional chips. He wears a wig with incised lines and a necklace.

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