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Head of a Man from a Statuette

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 2nd-1st century B.C.E. (probably)
    PERIOD late Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS Accession Cards: Measurements: Height 4.8 cm., width 3.1 cm.  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of a Man from a Statuette, 2nd-1st century B.C.E. (probably). Steatite, Accession Cards: Measurements: Height 4.8 cm., width 3.1 cm. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.77. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum,
    IMAGE profile, Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black steatite head of a man from a statuette. Face modeled in Hellenistic style with short, full mouth, furrows in forehead eyes originally inlaid. Short, full hair with narrow band or diadem, long neck. A portrait and of fine quality. Condition: Preserved portion intact. Inlays of eyes lost.
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