Head of a man

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.138

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone.

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head from statue of a man. Close-fitting wig of short curls thinly painted black. Face brick-red. Eyebrows and pupils black. Tip of nose and chin slightly bruised. Irregularly broken at neck.

Provenance

By 1931: with Otto Burchard & Co.; 1931: purchased by the MFA from Otto Burchard & Co. for $3000.

(Accession date: February 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund