<em>Head of an Egyptian Official</em>, ca. 50 B.C.E. Diorite, 16 5/16 x 11 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. (41.4 x 28.5 x 35.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.30_SL1.jpg)

Head of an Egyptian Official

Medium: Diorite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 50 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 16 5/16 x 11 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. (41.4 x 28.5 x 35.2 cm)


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


Accession Number: 58.30

Image: 58.30_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Over life-size diorite (black) head of a man broken from standing statute. Individual face with deep upper eyelids, thin lips, square chin and shallow furrows running from nose. Hair arranged in curls with strands hanging down in front of each ear. Flesh areas polished, hair mat. Rear pillar (mat) with pyramidal top and beginning of a scene of deities. Condition: Major part of nose lost, break extends into upper lip. Otherwise intact. Preserved to base of neck.

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