Head of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
The shape of this statue’s headdress, though fragmentary, indicates that the subject is a non-royal woman. Her image has considerable delicacy and charm, but the figure is not a portrait. Her tapered face, large eyes, slightly raised eyebrows, and wide, up-curved mouth are all stylistic hallmarks of sculptures made under Hatshepsut and Thutmose III.
ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E.
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Head of a Woman, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.226.36_erg456.jpg)
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