Head of Seshemnefer II

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2200 B (=5080)

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1487

Medium or Technique

Granite

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Red granite head from life-size statue with traces of red paint on iris of eyes, probably of Seshem-Nofer.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2200 B (=5080). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition