What Did the Bust of Ankh-haf Originally Look Like?






What Did the Bust of Ankh-haf Originally Look Like?

Andrey Bolshakov

Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Vol. 3,(1991)

Abstract

The magnificent bust of Ankh-haf, a vizier of the Fourth Dynasty king Khafre (Chephren)(ca.2590-2570 B.C.), is rightfully considered to be the finest portrait of the Egyptian Old Kingdom and one of the outstanding creations in all Egyptian art.This famous sculpture was discovered in 1921 by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition under the directorship of George A. Reisner, during excavations of the man


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