"Reserve head"

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2630–2524 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4940 B

Dimensions

Height: 27.4 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.329

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone reserve head of an official. It is apparently unfinished. It is chipped at the bridge of the nose. There is a large mass of plaster (?) adhering to the left cheek. It is scored down the back of the head and battered. The head has an elongated shape.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza cemetery, G. 4940, B.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition