Head and Torso of a King
This fragment depicts a king in the pleated linen nemes (royal headcloth) and the uraeus-cobra worn only by royalty. The complete statue probably showed him standing and wearing a short kilt. The well-modeled torso and round, youthful face are characteristic of royal statuary from Dynasty 5. This figure most closely resembles statues of King Niuserre, who may be represented here.
- Medium: Pink and black mottled granite
- Place Found: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2455-2425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: V Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 5 9/16 in. (34 x 16.2 x 14.1 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: 72.58
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head and Torso of a King, ca. 2455-2425 B.C.E. Pink and black mottled granite, 13 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 5 9/16 in. (34 x 16.2 x 14.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 72.58. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Wearing a names with uraeus. Probably from a standing statue.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)