Head of Babaef

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5
2472–2458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Babaef (G 5231), pit X

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.950

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Red granite. Face, neck and left side of head only. Upper right side and back missing. Nose battered.

Provenance

Giza, tomb of Babaef (G 5231), pit X. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, November 1914.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition