Head from a statue of a child

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2347a E (=G 5564 C)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 7 x 7 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

35-11-16

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of a child with a shaved head. Badly damaged. Proper right ear almost entirely missing, along with part of proper left ear. Top of head flattened. Covered in wax.

Provenance

Grom Giza, G 2347a E (= G 5564 C). 1935: 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. Found in box with 13.3460, 3464-5.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition