Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Limestone, plaster, pigment
3rd century C.E.
8 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (22 x 19 x 20 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One female head of limestone. Plastered and painted.
Condition: Broken off diagonally from near base of neck up to bottom of bun of hair. Large chip in upper surface of bun. Long cracks in hair; chip in forehead; other small chips. Most of gesso and paint missing except around eyes. Much of hair, left side of face and neck, and left ear are covered with a thick layer of encrusted sand.
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Female Head, 3rd century C.E. Limestone, plaster, pigment, 8 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (22 x 19 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.87. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.87_overall.JPG)
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