Face from a statue of a man

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb 5201

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 3.8 cm (3 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-458

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of face, including forehead, nose, mouth and part of proper right eye and cheek, finely carved. Remaining traces of black paint on hair, reddish brown on skin and back and white on eye. Probably part of same statue as 23-11-443.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5201, debris. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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