<em>Royal Torso</em>, 1759–1539 B.C.E. Granite, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 9 13/16 in. (52 x 52 x 25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 68.178. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.178_front_acetate_bw_SL1.jpg)

Royal Torso

Medium: Granite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1759–1539 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 9 13/16 in. (52 x 52 x 25 cm)



Accession Number: 68.178

Image: 68.178_front_acetate_bw_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Black granite torso of a king preserved from neck to waist, with grooved lappet of Nemes in front and remains of pigtail ending level with lower portion of shoulder blades in rear. Part of belt in front; in back belt and upper part of grooved kilt preserved. Collar bones and thorax strongly indicated; deep median line curving to left; nipples; stylized muscles on upper arm. The right forearm extended forwards and downwards. Condition: Chips and small breaks in numerous places. Upper right arm mostly preserved; upper left arm only half preserved. Pigtail nearly chipped off.

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