Head of a Woman
The shape of this statue's headdress, though fragmentary, indicates that the subject is a non-royal woman. Her image has considerable delicacy and charm, but figure is not a portrait. Her tapered face, large eyes, slightly raised eyebrows, and wide, upcurved mouth are all stylistic hallmarks of sculptures made under Hatshepsut and Thutmose III.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 7 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: 86.226.36
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head of a Woman, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.36. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)