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Female Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Graeco-Egyptian
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Possible Place Made: Akhmim, Egypt
  • DATES 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 14 x 10 1/4 in. (35.5 x 26 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.236
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Graeco-Egyptian. Female Head, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Limestone, pigment, 14 x 10 1/4 in. (35.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.236. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.236_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.236_view01.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Over life size painted limestone female head probably of a Tyche. Eyes made in the Egyptian manner, pupils of black stone set into cement. Elaborately braided hair unfinished on back of head. Modius on top of head with large hole in top center presumably for attachment of a headdress. Condition: General condition good. Numerous minor chips. There are many white spots. All surfaces appear to have been painted a light yellow with red and black details in the hair.
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    Graeco-Egyptian. <em>Female Head</em>, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Limestone, pigment, 14 x 10 1/4 in. (35.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.236. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.236_view01.jpg)