<em>Head of a Queen</em>, ca. 1479–1425 B.C.E. Quartzite, 10 13/16 x 12 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. (27.5 x 31 x 25.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.134.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.65.134.3_erg2.jpg)

Head of a Queen

Medium: Quartzite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1479–1425 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 10 13/16 x 12 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. (27.5 x 31 x 25.8 cm)


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


Accession Number: 65.134.3

Image: CUR.65.134.3_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brown quartzite head of a queen with vulture cap covering striated headdress, traces of uraeus above forehead. Well modeled ears, with trapezoid tabs in front. Plastic eyebrows and cosmetic lines in low relief; rounded eyeballs, upper eyelid rim outlined; small pursed mouth; lips' edge defined by sharp ridge. Condition: Fragmentary, but sound; nose, center of mouth, and chin missing; the same holes true for the uraeus. Broken off at neck just below chin level, a little higher in back; no trace of back pillar. Chips and blemishes here and there; curious signs of wear in center of back of wig near break.

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