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Small Head from a Statuette Probably a Portrait of Amon - Re

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 1 x 1 1/8 in. (4.1 x 2.6 x 2.9 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.571E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark grey-black steatite head from an Amun statuette. Feathers and disc missing from crown but there is a transverse groove to recieve them-probably originally of another material. He also wears a straight beard which at present is short and ends in a straight tip (possibly missing part at end). Ears are large and set at level of eyes. Brows are natural - upper eyelids rimmed with short cosmetic lines. Eyes buldge; nose fairly straight and broad at nostrils; lips full. Facial modelling actually rather poor. Condition: Numerous shallow pock marks over surface and scratches on top of crown.
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