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Model of a Woman's Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Plaster
  • Place Made: Africa
  • PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.6 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 33.592
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Model of a Woman's Head. Plaster, 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.6 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.592. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.592_NegB_print.bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.33.592_NegB_print.bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plaster model of a woman's head probably of royal rank. The headdress follows on the early type possibly even of the Middle Kingdom but the very full chin and the general cast of the face mark the pieces as late, probably of the Graeco-Roman age. Made from a mould. Condition: The face is pitted and slightly scarred. There are several small holes in the headdress.
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     <em>Model of a Woman's Head</em>. Plaster, 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.6 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.592. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.592_NegB_print.bw.jpg)