Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This head was carved in black granite, one of the more costly stones available to the non-royal elite for their statues. Yet this individual, living in the Middle Kingdom, wears a very simple hairstyle.
ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 13
5 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (13.7 x 10.5 x 9.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt
Black granite head of a man from a small votive statue. He wears a conventional headdress with horizontal stripes. The face is rather lean with high cheek bones and pointed chin. The lips are sharp and full. There is no inscription.
Condition: Most of the back of the head is missing; the nose, chin and left eye are chipped. There are a few minor chips on the surface. The head is broken off sharply at the upper part of the neck.
This item is not on view
Fragmentary Head, ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E. Granite, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (13.7 x 10.5 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, 37.394. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.394_front_edited_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.394_front_edited_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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