Head from an anthropoid sarcophagus
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Height x width x depth: 48 x 53 x 35 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Finely polished white limestone head from the lid of a sarcophagus. The deceased is shown wearing a plain tripartite wig that falls behind the ears. This style of sarcophagus was popular from Dynasty 30 through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
1912: given to the MFA by the Egyptian Antiquities Service.
Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte