Head of a king

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Amenemhet III
1818–1772 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 7.5 cm (4 1/2 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.54

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Face from an indurated limestone stauette of a king, possibly Amenemhat III. The face itself is largely complete, but the nemes headdress is almost entirely missing. The eyes are well modeled, and display the characteristic pouche below them.

Provenance

By 1978: with Charles D. Kelekian, New York; purchased by the MFA from Charles D. Kelekian February 16, 1978.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund