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Fragment of Head

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
MEDIUM Granodiorite
  • Possible Place Collected: Mitrahina, Egypt
  • DATES 4th-3rd century B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Late XXX Dynasty or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 13/16 x 4 15/16 in. (14.7 x 12.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Head, 4th-3rd century B.C.E. Granodiorite, 5 13/16 x 4 15/16 in. (14.7 x 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 57.42. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.57.42_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black granodiorite fragment of head of man. Preserved portion includes the eyes, part of nose, top of skull and major portion of left side of head including the ear. Deep-set eyes, high check-bone, eyebrows not indicated, shaved skull of ovoid shape. Mat surface. Condition: Preserved portion has a few trivial chips.
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    Fragment of Head