Head of a God
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
The tall White Crown of Upper Egypt flanked by two plumes is an attribute of Osiris, the god of the dead, who is probably represented here. The rare combination of the crown with this type of wig signified a special form of Osiris, worshiped in a chapel or shrine. At least one other figure was carved so close to the god's right side that the vertical striations on that side of the wig were never completed.
ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
10 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 4 13/16in. (25.9 x 14 x 12.2cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Head of a God, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Periotite, 10 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 4 13/16in. (25.9 x 14 x 12.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.14. Creative Commons-BY
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Bust of a male deity with long striated hair and long plain beard. Wears an Upper Egyptian crown flanked by two feathers set against a back slab.
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