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Head of a Princess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Granite, traces of paint
  • Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of a Princess, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Granite, traces of paint Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 35.2006. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.35.2006_view2_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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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.
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