Head of the mummy of Djehutynakht

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11767

Medium or Technique

Human remains, linen

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

The mummified head of Djehutynakht is all that remained after the body was destroyed by tomb robbers. The head displays a number of interesting features. The linen wrappings are molded in the shape of the face, with the eyebrows rendered in black paint on the fabric. The mummy’s hair, dark brown and wavy, is well preserved and visible through the worn wrappings.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition