Fragment of a Face
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Although only the lower portion of this face survives, the shape of the lips and chin show that it is an early representation of Akhenaten or his chief queen, Nefertiti. In all probability this piece served as a mold to make a large inlay of glass or faience (a man-made substance resembling glass made of ground quartz held together by an alkaline binder).
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
Fragment of a Face, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.875. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.875_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.36.875_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.