Head from a Tomb Statue of a Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
A tomb statue provided an eternal image for the deceased’s spirit to inhabit, in order to receive the offerings needed in the afterlife. Ancient tomb robbers roughly gouged out the valuable inlaid eyes of copper and stone that would have given this statue a lifelike appearance.
ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 11/16 in. (13.8 x 11.3 x 11.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Head from a Tomb Statue of a Man, ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 11/16 in. (13.8 x 11.3 x 11.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.226.1_view1_erg456.jpg)
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The eyes, which had been inlaid, have been gouged out, seriously damaging the face.
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