Egyptian. <em>Head of a Kushite Ruler</em>, ca. 716-702 B.C.E. Green schist, 2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (7 x 5.3 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.74. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.74_PS2.jpg)

Head of a Kushite Ruler


Medium: Green schist

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 716-702 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (7 x 5.3 x 6.5 cm)


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


Accession Number: 60.74

Image: 60.74_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Head of a king in unidentified green stone, originally furnished with back pillar. Full, almost square face with eyes and brows originally inlaid, bull neck. Skin areas polished scalp area dull and covered with close fitting ‘cap’ with small, rounded flaps near ears; uraeus with wide curve. Condition: Inlays lost, right eyelid chipped. Ears slightly chipped. Headdress apparently has been hammered though possibly it was covered with metal fitting in antiquity.

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