Head from a Sarcophagus Lid
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Dynasty 30, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
17 5/16 x 16 9/16 x 12 in., 113 lb. (44 x 42 x 30.5 cm, 51.26kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; prior to 1933, purchased in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) by Edouard Jonas of Paris, France and New York, NY; 1933, purchased from Edouard Jonas by the Brooklyn Museum.
Large head of conventional type from the cover of an anthropoid sarcophagus of the Saite Period. It is a brown stone, probably a marble, and appears to have been painted black at one time, but whether anciently or recently it is impossible to say. The mouth is slightly crooked, although the workmanship is good and the piece is a typical example of the stock productions of these pieces in late times. It dates anywhere in the late dynastic period.
Condition: Nose chipped, various minor chips. Surface stained.
Head from a Sarcophagus Lid, 381–30 B.C.E. Indurated limestone, 17 5/16 x 16 9/16 x 12 in., 113 lb. (44 x 42 x 30.5 cm, 51.26kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.56. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.56_PS11.jpg)
overall, 33.56_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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