Head of a King or God
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Granodiorite with feldspar phenocrystals
ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E
6 1/2 × 5 5/16 × 2 3/8 in., 3.5 lb. (16.5 × 13.5 × 6 cm, 1.59kg) (show scale)
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Gift of David Curzon
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Head of a King or God, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Granodiorite with feldspar phenocrystals, 6 1/2 × 5 5/16 × 2 3/8 in., 3.5 lb. (16.5 × 13.5 × 6 cm, 1.59kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David Curzon, 2018.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2018.4 _overall_PS9.jpg)
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The sculpture is a partially preserved head of a god or king. The proper left eyebrow is carved in relief. The eye and eyebrow are only partially preserved. Enough is preserved of the proper right side of the face to show that the eyes were set in deep wells. The nose is damaged but the upper part of the bridge of the nose is flat. The philtrum is deep. The mouth protrudes slightly. The lips are narrow and end in a point at both corners. There is a groove below the mouth. The chin is rounded. The proper right side of the face and the end of the nose have been removed by several blows.
Condition: Very fragmentary. Chin, lips, bridge of nose, and part of proper left eye and eyebrow remain.
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