Statuette head and torso

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7809 A (pit)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 15 x 8 cm (6 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1323

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone. Head and torso of a man; mediocre work. Traces of black paint on wig, eyes, eyebrows, mustache and necklace; skin is red.

Provenance

From Giza; G 7809 A (pit).1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition