Head of statue

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 1225 chapel

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 13 x 15.5 cm (7 5/16 x 5 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1744

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Complete head; nose damaged. Three-quarters life-size.

Provenance

From Giza, G1225 chapel. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Attribution of unregistered head to "G 1225, chapel" based on photo register entries for C11952_OS, C11953_OS, C11954_OS; in situ photo C11133_OS attributes it to G 1226; no distinctive architectural feature in C11133_OS and no object registration records available to confirm either attribution.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition