- New Kingdom, Ramesside
- Dynasty 19, early
- ca. 1320–1237 B.C.
- Possibly from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina
- Painted limestone
- H. 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in), w. 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
- Accession Number:
During the Ramesside Period busts of family ancestors were set into niches in the walls of houses of the village of Deir el Medina, or placed in tombs in the cemeteries there. They have also been found at other sites such as Abydos. This example is unusual because of its large size, well carved facial features and elaborate painted decoration, which is exceptionally well preserved.