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Statuette: E.109.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

Description

Stone head from a statuette, representing a male ruler. The subject wears a headdress or wig, broken at the sides. The statue was given to the Fitzwilliam Museum through the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. There was a label fixed to the back of the head stating 'D.98.99 Hierakonpolis Egypt..T.W.Green esq. 1898'. This would suggest that the statue came via T.W. Green, who was a private collector. Unlike the other objects in this case, the exact provenance of this head is therefore uncertain. The type of label was however used for other objects from the Main Temple Deposit in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.5 cm

Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Green, F. W.

Dating

Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Diorite

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.109.1898
Primary reference Number: 49666
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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