Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Second-century B.C.E. Ptolemaic kings like this one guaranteed honesty in manufacturing and accounting for animal mummies. For example, royal regulations ensured that each linen packet contained only one body rather than combining multiple commissions in a single set of wrappings, or not including any animal at all. They also insisted on standard accounting practices, so that corrupt priests could not cheat the worshippers or the institutions that prepared and buried the mummies.
12 1/2 x 10 13/16 x 9 5/8 in. (31.8 x 27.4 x 24.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Richard Fazzini
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Ptolemaic King, 150-100 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 12 1/2 x 10 13/16 x 9 5/8 in. (31.8 x 27.4 x 24.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Richard Fazzini, 1995.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 1995.28_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 1995.28_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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One royal head in light brown (slightly discolored) limestone wearing the striped nemes surmounted by a small knob.
Condition: Covered with deposits; nose missing; mouth damaged; broken off across neck. Traces of pigment
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