"Reserve head"

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4440; Object Place: Notes: Egypt (Giza, tomb G 4440)

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

14.718

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Portrait head of a Prince of the Khufu Family - Husband(?) of 14.719. White limestone, with two lines of dark stone running through the neck and face. Corrosion on face around sides of nose. Both ears broken. A groove runs from the top of the head, near the front, to the base of the neck.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4440. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: July 2, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition