Upper Half of Sculpture of a Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Old Kingdom or early Middle Kingdom or late 19th century
4 1/4 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/8 in. (10.8 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Upper Half of Sculpture of a Man. Limestone, pigment, 4 1/4 x 2 5/16 x 2 1/8 in. (10.8 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.210. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.210_view1.jpg)
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Upper half of a male figure with a bag wig. Plain back pillar to bottom of wig. Much reddish paint on face and body, and traces on negative space; no trace of color on wig or back pillar; top of a white kilt. Style is very bad but, especially given the early date of its acquisition, this is more likely due to its being an example of degenerate or provincial ancient work, rather than modern forgery.
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