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Wig(?) fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2385 A

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm (1 15/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-12-85

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of smooth alabaster with rows of vertical corkscrew curls. It is possibly part of a wig.

Provenance

From Giza G2385A.1912: 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