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Head of a Princess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Granite, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 x 5 7/16 in. (24.4 x 13.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    PROVENANCE 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.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.35.2006_view1_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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