Head of a man

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12
1836–1759 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.441

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of a brown quartzite statuette of a man wearing a shoulder-length headcloth, probably from a block statue. Style typical of the portraiture of late Dynasty 12, with large ears, heavily lidded eyes, drooping mouth, and nasolabial furrow. Nose and lower portion of headdress broken off; broken at top of neck.

Provenance

By 1970: with Michel Abemayor, New York; purchased by the MFA from Michel Abemayor, New York, September 16, 1970.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund