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Royal Bust

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Steatite
  • Possible Place Collected: Upper Egypt, Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mottled yellow and gray steatite head of a man from a statue. Curly hair with plain band or diadem. Face of Hellenistic type with single furrow in forehead, full, slightly open mouth, eyes originally inlaid. Flesh folds indicated on neck. Condition: Eyes lost. Nose slightly chipped.
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