Head of Priest
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This man's shaven head indicates that he was shown in his capacity as a priest. The small size of the statue from which the head was broken was typical of many statues made during the later Middle Kingdom, when people dedicated such figures in their temples, believing that they could thus partake in the continual worship of the god and also share in the offerings that were made to the divine image.
ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 13
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Head of Priest, ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E. Basalt (possibly), 1 9/16 × 1 1/8 in. (4 × 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.996. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.996_erg2.jpg)
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