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Head of a King or God

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Granodiorite with feldspar phenocrystals
DATES ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E
DYNASTY Dynasty 12
PERIOD Middle Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 × 5 5/16 × 2 3/8 in., 3.5 lb. (16.5 × 13.5 × 6 cm, 1.59kg)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2018.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of David Curzon
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 2018.4 _overall_PS9.jpg., 2018
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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 <em>Head of a King or God</em>, 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)