Head of a man

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

H. 9.5 cm, w. 10.2 cm, d. 8.3 cm

Accession Number

1984.406

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of an official wearing a bag wig. The head is notable for its emphasis on the man’s advanced age: the thin-lipped mouth, which droops at the corners, the heavy folds of skin over the cheekbones, and the exaggerated furrows on the forehead. The nose is missing, and the statue is broken below the line of the shoulders.

Provenance

By 1984: with Pierre Mettral, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Pierre Mettral September 12, 1984.

Credit Line

Horace L. Mayer