About this object

Head from a figurine of a male wearing tightly curled court wig. Could be from the Old Kingdom. Remains of ancient wooden rivet in the neck. Poor technique. Garstang believed it was from either Esna or Abydos.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Old Kingom or Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2494 BC - 2181 BC (Dynasty 5 - 6) about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor
  • Date collected
    1905 - 1906
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 95 mm x 90 mm
  • Note
    For hair compare with Petrie Museum UC14813
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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