Head and Bust of a Man
The artistic program of the Kushite kings of Dynasty XXV led to the appearance of private sculptures with facial features decidedly more realistic than their idealistic counterparts of the preceding period. This turn to realism was a conscious evocation of the styles of much earlier periods. The pronounced collarbone, high cheekbones, and somewhat foreign physiognomy of this sculpture underscore the realism of late Dynasty XXV and early Dynasty XXVI.
- Medium: Basalt
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 664-525 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 4 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 in. (11 x 10 x 6.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 64.149
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head and Bust of a Man, 664-525 B.C.E. Basalt, 4 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 in. (11 x 10 x 6.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.149. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)