<em>Head of a Ptolemaic King</em>, 3rd century B.C.E. (probably). Basalt, 16 x 16 1/2 x 16 in. (40.6 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 53.75. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.75_front_SL1.jpg)

Head of a Ptolemaic King

Medium: Basalt

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:3rd century B.C.E. (probably)

Dimensions: 16 x 16 1/2 x 16 in. (40.6 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm)


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


Accession Number: 53.75

Image: 53.75_front_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Black granodiorite head of a king wearing nemes headdresss without pleats. Uraeus in high relief with body extending on to crown of head. Full face, conventionalized features, eyebrows not indicated, puckered mouth deeply recessed at each end. Condition: Headdress extremely broken, especially on rear; one portion reattached. Chin broken. Surface of face abraded in scattered areas. Preserved to base of neck.

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