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Small Head from a Statuette Probably a Portrait of Amon - Re

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 9/16 × 1 × 1 1/16 in. (4 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark grey-black steatite head of Amun statuette. Feathers and disc missing from crown but there is a transverse groove to receive them - probably originally of another material. He also wears a straight beard which at present is short and ends in a straight tip (possibly missing part at end). Ears are large and set at level of eyes. Brows are natural–upper eyelids rimmed with short cosmetic lines. Eyes bulge; nose fairly straight and broad at nostrils; lips full. Facial modelling actually poor. Condition: Numerous shallow pock marks over surface and scratches on top of crown. Otherwise fragment is in good condition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Head from a Statuette Probably a Portrait of Amon - Re, 664–332 B.C.E. Steatite, 1 9/16 × 1 × 1 1/16 in. (4 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.571E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.571E_overall01.JPG)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.571E_overall01.JPG. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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