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Fragmentary Head

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.
MEDIUM Granite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early XIII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 13/16 in. (11.3 x 8.6 x 12.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.394
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt
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    CAPTION Fragmentary Head, ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E. Granite, 4 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 13/16 in. (11.3 x 8.6 x 12.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, 37.394. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 37.394_front_edited_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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