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White limestone [reserve] head of man; upper part of face very rudely cut, traces of pinkish plaster over all, but on left side of upper lip a patch of thick plaster still intact showing finely modeled surface, whole was originally modeled in this manner, ears were fastened on by two pegs (two holes) on each ear, irregular cut over back of head (perhaps to bond plaster). Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4940 B, NE corner
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 cm Width: back: 17 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 21.329
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre ?
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Gamer-Wallert, Ingrid."Die bewegte Geschichte der Mastaba Seschemnofers III. (G 5170)." Sokar 9 (2. Halbjahr, 2004), p. 34.

    Millet, N.B. "The Reserve Heads of the Old Kingdom." In William Kelly Simpson and Whitney M. Davis, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan: Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 130.