Male Portrait Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
3rd-2nd century B.C.E.
Ptolemaic Period or Roman Period
2 x 1 1/2 x 1 9/16 in. (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.9 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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Graeco-Egyptian. Male Portrait Head, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E. Terracotta, 2 x 1 1/2 x 1 9/16 in. (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.9 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, 16.234. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.234_NegC_print_bw.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Small terracotta male portrait head, apparently of a foreigner. Conventionalized curly hair with filet running round crown of head. Heavy beard and moustache. Head cast solid in a two part mould and details reworked after removal from mould. General style suggests a Late Hellenistic date and is suggestive of the work done in Asia Minor.
Condition: General condition good. Nose badly chipped. Hole in back of head due to defective moulding.
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