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Idealized Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (12.3 x 7.7 x 11.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green basalt head of a man with ovoid skull, shaved head; eyes outlined in high relief, eyebrows not indicated. Remains of back pillar with pyramidal top. On rear of right side, remains of rolled edge of garment. Matte finish. Condition: Poor. Nose broken, left ear lost and right ear damaged. Mouth, chin and back pillar battered. Forehead and top of head scarred.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Idealized Head, ca. 300 B.C.E. Basalt, 4 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (12.3 x 7.7 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.178. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.178_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE 55.178_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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