Head of a Man
This man's shaven head indicates that he was shown in his capacity as a priest. The small size of the statue from which the head was broken was typical of many statues made during the later Middle Kingdom, when people dedicated such figures in their temples, believing that they could thus partake in the continual worship of the god and also share in the offerings that were made to the divine image.
- Medium: Basalt (possibly)
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (4 x 2.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 34.996
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head of a Man, ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E. Basalt (possibly), 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (4 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.996. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)