Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of a statue

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5–6
Date:
ca. 2400–2150 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.2.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This head once belonged to a limestone statue slightly under lifesize.

The somber, sweet expression of these features is very attractive. A vertical line marks the center of the lower lip.
Purchased from Paul Mallon, New York and Paris, 1941.

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