<em>Head of a King</em>, ca. 2650-2600 B.C.E. Granite, 21 3/8 x 11 7/16 in. (54.3 x 29 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 46.167. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.167_SL1.jpg)

Head of a King

Medium: Granite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2650-2600 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 21 3/8 x 11 7/16 in. (54.3 x 29 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 46.167

Image: 46.167_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Colossal red granite head of a king in white crown. Broad features, eyes without paint stripes, no uraeus on crown, no beard. At the back of the neck a line indicating the top of a cloak which suggests that the head may be from a Heb-sed statue. Condition: The tip of the crown is missing; also the end of the nose. Small chips from the right eye an upper lip; right ear weathered; minor weathering and chipping elsewhere on the surface but on the whole the preserved potion is in good condition. The break at the neck is irregular.

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