Head of a King
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
4th century B.C.E.
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
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
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Head of a King, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in. (21 x 17 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, 16.169. Creative Commons-BY
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.16.169_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Slightly under life-size limestone head of a king wearing Nemes headdress with uraeus.
Condition: Nose missing, minor chips on face. Right side of headdress missing. Lower left headdress partly restored in plaster. Uraeus, chipped, Most of back of headdress missing. Some pieces on top of head have been set in place in plaster. Traces (very faint) of red paint around uraeus. Good work and a good example of its type.
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