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.
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. 109-110, fig. 62.