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Head of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1353–1075 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 20
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period, or later
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 2 13/16 in. (6.4 x 4 x 7.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light green glass head of a woman, made as part of a composite statuette. Moulded as a complete unit consisting only of face and front half of neck; cut on a sharp diagonal from forehead to back of neck. Tang on underside of neck. The face has considerable individuality, large eyes with heavy rims, upper lip overhangs at ends of mouth. Condition: Intact. Surface discolored with heavy calcite deposit. Glass probably made in imitation of feldspar.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Head of Woman, ca. 1353–1075 B.C.E. Glass, 2 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 2 13/16 in. (6.4 x 4 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 57.164. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.164_transpc003.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 57.164_transpc003.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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