Head of an Official

A work made of granite.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of granite.

Date:

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13 (1773–1650 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This head from a life-sized statue was probably produced for the tomb of a local government official. In the tomb, the statue symbolically partook of offerings that were left for his soul. Stone images of the deceased also functioned as links between the dead and the living: they were tangible reminders of the physical form of the deceased.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Head of an Official

Origin

Egypt

Date

1773 BC–1650 BC

Medium

Granite

Dimensions

33.8 × 46.3 × 26 cm (13 3/4 × 18 1/4 × 10 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.261

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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