Fragmentary Head of A King, probably Ramesses II
This head comes from a statue that was most likely made early in the reign of Ramesses II. When the head was complete, a side view of its features would have resembled those in the relief to the left in this case, with a similar aquiline nose, well-shaped eyes, a rather small mouth, and earlobes pierced for earrings.
- Medium: Gray granite
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: early XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 7 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (19.5 x 17.5 x 23.0 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 2001.56
- Credit Line: Partial gift of James Lamb in honor of Paul O'Rourke; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragmentary Head of A King, probably Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E. Gray granite, 7 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (19.5 x 17.5 x 23.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Partial gift of James Lamb in honor of Paul O'Rourke; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 2001.56. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)