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Head from a Composite Statue

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Yellow quartzite, traces red paint on lips
  • Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1334 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.6042
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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    CAPTION Head from a Composite Statue, ca. 1352-1334 B.C.E. Yellow quartzite, traces red paint on lips, 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 34.6042. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Yellow quartzite head probably of Smenhkare. Apparently from a composite statue. Originally fitted with separate headdress. Condition: Poor. Workmanship of the finest quality. The entire surface extensively chipped. Inlay of eyes and eyebrows missing. Nose missing. Extensive traces of red paint on lips.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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