Head of a statuette of a king

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 13.6 cm (5 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.684

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This heavily battered head from statue of a king wears the nemes-crown with uraeus cobra, of fine-grained stone. The nose is broken off and the other features are worn.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way