Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
3 3/4 × 3 × 3 1/2 in., 1.5 lb. (9.5 × 7.6 × 8.9 cm, 0.68kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Tell el-Amarna; before 1933, reportedly acquired by an unidentified collector of Paris, France; by 1933, acquired by an unidentified dealer, Paris; by 1933, purchased in Paris from an unidentified dealer by Edouard Jonas; 1933, purchased from Edouard Jonas by the Brooklyn Museum.
Red sandstone head. A small and very delicately modeled head typical of the Tell el-Amarna school. There is a dowel on the head which once held the separate headdress. The eyes were doubtless inlaid as they are deep set and hollow.
Condition: The rear of the head and the dowel are considerably chipped. The nose is broken. There are large chips on the chin, right cheek and forehead.
This item is not on view
Queen Tiye, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Sandstone, 3 3/4 × 3 × 3 1/2 in., 1.5 lb. (9.5 × 7.6 × 8.9 cm, 0.68kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.55. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 33.55_PS9.jpg)
overall, 33.55_PS9.jpg., 2018
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