H. 35.8 cm (14 1/8 in); w. 30.3 cm (11 15/16 in); d. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in)
Rogers Fund, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
These busts (13.182.1a, b) originally comprised part of a seated pair statue that would have been displayed in a statue niche above a burial shaft in the couple's tomb. The well-preserved paint provides a vivid impression and reminds the viewer that much ancient Egyptian sculpture was originally painted.
Purchased from Ralph Huntington Blanchard in Cairo, 1913.