Head from an anthropoid sarcophagus

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
200 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 48 x 53 x 35 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1511

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Finely polished white limestone head from the lid of a sarcophagus. The deceased is shown wearing a plain tripartite wig that falls behind the ears. This style of sarcophagus was popular from Dynasty 30 through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

Provenance

1912: given to the MFA by the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte