Fragment of a Face
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Although only the lower portion of this face survives, the shape of the lips and chin show that it is an early representation of Akhenaten or his chief queen, Nefertiti. In all probability this piece served as a mold to make a large inlay of glass or faience (a man-made substance resembling glass made of ground quartz held together by an alkaline binder).
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Fragment of a Face, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.875. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.875_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.36.875_wwg7.jpg
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