Head of King Khafra
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris at NE corner of G 5330
height x width x Diameter: 20.4 x 12.5 x 10 cm (8 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)
This fragmentary alabaster face derives from a sculpture of King Khafre. The nose is chipped, the beard is broken off, and both ears are missing except for the lobe of the right ear. The top of the head is broken off, but a joining fragment survives.
From Giza, in debris at NE corner of G 5330. 1914: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition