Ancestral Bust, Ramesside Period

Ancestral Bust
Early Dynasty 19, ca. 1320-1237 BCE
Thebes, Deir el Medina
Wood, gesso, paint, H. 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in), w. 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in)
Fletcher Fund and the Guide Foundation, Inc. Gift 1966, MMA 66.99.45

(From the info card)
"During the Ramesside Period busts of family ancestors were set into niches in the walls of houses of the village of Deir el Medina, or placed in tombs in the cemeteries there. This example is unusual because of its large size, well carved facial features and elaborate painted decoration, which is exceptionally well preserved."