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Royal Bust

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 4th century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.9 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.76
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Royal Bust, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 2 5/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.9 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.76. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.16.76_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small light brown stone sculptor's model of a royal head, wearing the usual linen headdress with uraeus. The head is cut off at the base of the neck. The back of the piece is flat and has the usual cross lines as guides as well as similar cross lines apparently indicating the location of the details of the face. There is also a guide line dividing the front of the head into two parts. The workmanship is good. Condition: the left side of the nose is badly chipped, most of the chin missing. Very slight chips at the upper rear of the head. The lower right corner of the back appears to have been mended.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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