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Head of a Mature Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES early 2nd century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (16.5 x 12.1 x 19.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.14
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of a Mature Man, early 2nd century B.C.E. Basalt, 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (16.5 x 12.1 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.14. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.86.226.14_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black basalt head of a man broken from a statue. Curly hair, realistic portrait of an elderly man, deep furrows from nose to mouth, broken off at neck. Remains of back pillar without inscription.
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