Head from a Tomb Statue of a Man
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 wold have given this statue of lifelike appearance.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: V Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 11/16 in. (13.8 x 11.3 x 11.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 86.226.1
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: 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
- Catalogue Description: The eyes, which had been inlaid, have been gouged out, seriously damaging the face.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)