"Reserve head"

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, probably reign of Khufu
2551–2528 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4140

Dimensions

height x width x diameter: 27.3 x 17.4 x 25 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.717

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Portrait head of a man, splashed with dark spots. The hair is cut close to the scalp, like a tight-fitting cap. Both of his ears are broken. There is a bruise on the right side of the face, near the eye.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4140. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1914: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government July 2, 1914.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition