The bust was discovered during the Harvard-Boston Museum excavations of 1925, and during the Second World War was taken to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to protect it from possible destruction during the war.
During that time Dows Dunham, Curator of the Egyptian Collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in a fit of whimsy, decided to subject the noble Ankh-haf to a bit of modernization by clothing him in his own jacket and hat:
As Dunham notes:
The mastaba of Ankh-haf, his bust in situ in the middle of the chamber.
Source. Bulletin of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, February 1943.