Head of an official

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Dimensions

19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.644

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head from a statue of an official, wearing an elaborate wig, earrings and a short beard. The almond shaped eyes and full, sharply defined lips are characteristic of the reign of Amenhotep III.

Provenance

Probably from Thebes. 1907: purchased for the MFA in Luxor by Joseph Lindon Smith. Contributed to the MFA collection on November 14, 1907.
(Accession Date: November 14, 1907)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution