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Fragment of a Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Reportedly From: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 × 1 in. (3.2 × 2.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 33.50
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of a Head, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 1 1/4 × 1 in. (3.2 × 2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.50. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.33.50_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.33.50_view01.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small limestone fragment comprising the greater portion of a face, in the Amarna style. This small fragment may be from a ushabti or more probably from a very small funerary statuette. Condition: The preserved portion consists of face from top of forehead to chin. On the right side it is broken away from the eye back. Most of the chin missing. Balance in good condition.
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