Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Reserve head

Old Kingdom
Dynasty 4
reign of Khufu or Khafre
ca. 2551–2528 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Giza, Eastern Cemetery, Mastaba G7560; Pit G7560 B, Harvard-Boston MFA excavations, 1936
H. 27 cm ( 10 5/8 in.); w. 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); d. 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Reisner (Boston MFA-Harvard) excavation 1936. Received by the MFA, Boston in the division of finds. Purchased by the museum from the MFA in 1948.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 109.

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