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Model of a Head of a King

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Africa
  • PERIOD Saite Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/16 in. (14.1 x 9.9 x 5.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 33.588
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Model of a Head of a King. Limestone, 5 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/16 in. (14.1 x 9.9 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.588. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.588_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.33.588_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone sculptor’s model of head of a king with the headdress surmounted by horns and the beginning of a sun disk. The work is in three quarters relief emerging from a flat background. On the sides, top and back of the slab the lines indicating the proportions have been marked. Only the body of the uraeus is worked out in the monarch’s forehead, the crest is not even indicated. The work is of good quality and clear cut. The face the fullness almost of a fatness that is so typical of the 26th Dynasty. Condition: Object has been assembled from two pieces with considerable area of restoration across entire width through neck. Nose is restoration. The left side of the face, the mouth in particular, is chipped.
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     <em>Model of a Head of a King</em>. Limestone, 5 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/16 in. (14.1 x 9.9 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.588. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.588_view1.jpg)