Head of a Princess
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
West end of the Weben-Aten in the State Apartments of the Great Palace in the Central City at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt; 1934-35, excavated by John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury for the Egypt Exploration Society (excavation no. 34-35/246); 1935, gift of the Egypt Exploration Society to the Brooklyn Museum.
Head of a princess in red granite. The head is of the extreme Tell el Amarna type with exaggerated skull development. The piece was the right hand one of a group: a back pillar running down the back has a few hieroglyphs on it. Faint traces of red paint on lips, eyes, and a blue deposit on the base.
Facial features badly weathered; nose is missing; chin is chipped.
Head of a Princess, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Granite, pigment, 9 5/8 x 5 7/16 in. (24.4 x 13.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 35.2006. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.2006_view1_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.35.2006_view1_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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