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Head of a Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Granite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 310 or 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (6.8 x 4.7 x 7.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.13
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of a Man, ca. 310 or 305-30 B.C.E. Granite, 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (6.8 x 4.7 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.13. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.86.226.13_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black granite head of a man form a statuette. Shaved head, large ears, furrows in forehead. Realistic type with effort at portraiture. Heavy back pillar extending almost to top of head, uninscribed. Condition: Nose chipped. Preserved to base of neck.
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    Head of a Man