Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Userkaf, 2454 2447 BC / Head of King Userkaf / 2454-2447 BCEgypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Userkaf, 2454 2447 BC
Head of King Userkaf
2454-2447 BC

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Userkaf, 2454 2447 BC
Title: Head of King Userkaf
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -245
Creation End Date: -244
Creation Date: 2454-2447 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: Overall: 6.5cm x 7.2cm, Face: 4.8cm x 4.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1979.2
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Context: The tall white crown of Upper Egypt identifies this as the head of a king. Userkaf, the first king of Dynasty 5, followed the Fouth Dynasty kings Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, who built the three huge pyramids at Giza. For his own tomb, Userkaf built a much smaller pyramid at Saqqara, a few miles to the south.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1979.2
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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