Head of Paramessu

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Haremhab
1323–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Cairo

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 20.5cm (6 13/16 x 8 1/16in.)

Accession Number

42.467

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of a man wearing waved wig, from a scribe statue. Chin and nose battered. Broken off at throat with lappets of wig missing.

Provenance

Acquired in Cairo in the early 1900s (Bothmer, BMFA 47, 43); by 1942: Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall collection (purchased in Cairo); 1942: given to the MFA by Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall