Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Overall: 38.1 x 193 x 66 cm, 431.8 kg (15 x 76 x 26 in., 952 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020
These fragments of a large sarcophagus lid of greywacke have been restored to indicate the shape of the original. Surfaces are very well smoothed and details well modelled. The anthropoid shape depicts a figure with a tripartite wig and (restored) false beard with fairly rounded features.
About 1835: collected by John Lowell in Egypt with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell. (Accession Date: March 18, 1875)
Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell