<em>Head of a Queen or Goddess</em>, ca. 230 B.C.E. Limestone, 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.32. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.86.226.32_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Head of a Queen or Goddess

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 230 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.9 cm)


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


Accession Number: 86.226.32

Image: CUR.86.226.32_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One cream-colored crystalline limestone head of a queen wearing a tripartite echeloned-curl wig surmounted by a circlet with uraeus and plain tholus with a square hole on top. Brows and cosmetic lines are rendered in narrow plastic strips; upper eyelid rim outlined, deep orbital cavities; fine, straight nose with sharp back; pursed mouth below well-marked philtrum; small pointed chin; full throat; no trace of back pillar. Condition: Small, old, discolored chips in several places; recent chips on the left side of the tholus and on the uraeus which may be unfinished, never having had a head. Tip of nose missing.

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