Statuette card

Statuette

49.47.578

Currently not on display

Information

Head from a statue of a male wearing a wig made up of a number of layers of suare-shaped locks arranged in an echelon (echelon-curl wig). Poor technique and likely to be from the late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period. Remains of ancient wooden rivet in the neck. The collector John Garstang believed it was from either Esna or Abydos. For sculpture with similar hair see Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, accession no. UC14813.