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
Granite, traces of paint
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Head of a Princess, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Granite, traces of paint, 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
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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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