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Head of Man with Ovoid Skull

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (12.3 x 7.7 x 11.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of Man with Ovoid Skull, ca. 300 B.C.E. Basalt, 4 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (12.3 x 7.7 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.178. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.55.178_wwg8_2006.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green basalt head of a man with ovoid skull, shaved head; eyes outlined in high relief, eyebrows not indicated. Remains of back pillar with pyramidal top. On rear of right side, remains of rolled edge of garment. Mat finish. Condition: Poor. Nose broken, left ear lost and right ear damaged. Mouth, chin and back pillar battered. Forehead and top of head scarred.
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