Head of Hatshepsut as sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.349

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head likely from a sphinx with features of Queen Hatshepsut wearing the nemes cloth/crown and false beard, both partially preserved; nose and right eye battered.

Provenance

1934: lent by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1952: given to the MFA in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith by Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith.
(Accession Date: March 13, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith