Head of a male statuette

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 6 x 6.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1490

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Black basalt fragment of a male statuette. The back of the head is broken off and missing. The nose and surface are battered. It is broken at the neck. He is wearing a wig with incised lines.

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