Reserve head fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris on top of G 2230

Dimensions

Other: 11 x 12.4 x 5.7 cm (4 5/16 x 4 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39-2-7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment, forehead of white limestone reserve head (?). Top of head to eyes and includes both eyes. Ridge of nose. Incised lines on forehead and top surface of head. Traces of black paint or possibly ink (?)

Provenance

From Giza, debris on top of G2230. 1939: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition