About this object

Head from a figurine of a male wearing a wig made up of a number of layers of suare-shaped locks arranged in an echelon (echelon-curl 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 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
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