Bust of a Prince

Fragmentary Statuette of a Prince
Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-20 1295-1070 B.C.E., from Abydos
Limestone, HxWxD: 8.9 x 4.1 x 4.4 cm (3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way 1872, MFA #72.716
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"The side-lock characterizes this individual as a youth. The inscription on the back pillar identifies him as 'king's son, adorner of the god Ptah, and noble...,' before it breaks off. Perhaps he is one of the forty-five or more children of Ramesses II." (From the info card)

Photo © MFA
The glyphs for "Ptah" are easily readable: