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Fragment of the Breast and Shoulder of a Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES 305-30 B.C.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 3 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 3 7/8 in. (8 x 17.6 x 9.9 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Louis Herse
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CAPTION Fragment of the Breast and Shoulder of a Man, 305-30 B.C. Basalt, 3 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 3 7/8 in. (8 x 17.6 x 9.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.737. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, 36.737_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of the breast and shoulder of a man in very hard black stone. Probably basanite. The usual pillar runs up the back, on the small part of which remaining on this fragment there are hieroglyphs giving the man’s religious titles. Fragment is in excellent condition and is of splendid workmanship.
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Fragment of the Breast and Shoulder of a Man