Head of a Woman Wearing an Elaborate Wig
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
late XVIII Dynasty - XIX Dynasty
6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (17.1 x 12.1 x 18.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Head of a Woman Wearing an Elaborate Wig. Limestone, painted, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (17.1 x 12.1 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.256E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.256E_NegB_SL4.jpg)
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Painted limestone female head wearing an elaborate wig and a floral headband. The band has green painted leaves on a red ground. Starting from the top of this band, and running back over the middle of the head, is a broad band. This band is decorated with a line down the middle, and a series of parallel lines perpendicular to the median line. The individual locks of hair are given by curly incised lines. The painted eyebrows dip in the center; the eyes are long and not widely opened. The mouth is broad. There are traces of black paint in the wig. The face is brown; the lips are red. There are traces of black paint on the brows, eye lids and pupils; traces of white paint on eyes.
Condition: Nose, and most of rear of wig missing. Front left side of wig missing; small chips on rest of figure.
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