Head from a Composite Statue
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Yellow quartzite, pigment
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
Near the high altar of the Great Temple at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt; 1933-34, excavated by John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury for the Egypt Exploration Society (excavation no. 33/6); 1934, gift of the Egypt Exploration Society to the Brooklyn Museum.
Yellow quartzite head probably of Smenhkare. Apparently from a composite statue. Originally fitted with separate headdress.
Condition: Poor. Workmanship of the finest quality. The entire surface extensively chipped. Inlay of eyes and eyebrows missing. Nose missing. Extensive traces of red paint on lips.
Head from a Composite Statue, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Yellow quartzite, pigment, 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 34.6042. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.6042_front_SL1.jpg)
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