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Curly-Haired Youth

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Green siltstone or greywacke
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 150-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (11.2 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green schist head of a man broken from a statue. Hair worked in a mass of conventionalized curls in Hellenistic style, matt finish, ears exposed. Face with individual features, apparently a portrait, deep set eyes, furrows from eyes and again from nose, skin areas polished. Minute section of back pillar remains. Condition: Nose broken, chipped above eyes, a few scattered marks. Upper lip and chin chipped.
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