<em>Female Head</em>, ca. 1336-1185 B.C.E. Limestone, 5 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.268E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.268E_PS1.jpg)

Female Head

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1336-1185 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm) mount (display dimensions): 5 1/2 x 5 x 4 in. (14 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 1X02, ART HOLDING - Blum

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 37.268E

Image: 37.268E_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone head of a woman, probably from a group statue showing husband and wife. The wig is in the tripartite style, bound by an unadorned forehead band, worn in the manner of a diadem. The hair is centrally parted, then plaited into many parallel braids. The strands of hair framing the face are not braided, but extremely curly, as though having been crimped. The face is nearly round; the cheeks quite full. The back of the object is flat, as though having earlier been part of a solid background stone. Condition: A few chips on forehead. Right side of nose and chin badly chipped; otherwise, face is generally intact. The proper left side of wig is largely missing below eye-level.

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