Egyptian. <em>Head of a Kushite Ruler</em>, ca. 670-653 B.C.E. Diorite, 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (8.6 x 7 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.316. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.316_wwg8.jpg)

Head of a Kushite Ruler

Artist:EgyptianNubianKushite

Medium: Diorite

Dates:ca. 670-653 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (8.6 x 7 x 14.3 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 05.316

Image: CUR.05.316_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Fragmentary head of a Kushite king in green basalt (?). Beard almost entirely gone. Left chin and cheek badly chipped, as is nose. The fragment is of exceptional quality and in spite of the very hard stone, the face is modelled with extraordinary detail. Condition: Head preserved from just above the eyes down to base of neck.

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