<em>Head of a Woman Wearing an Elaborate Wig</em>, ca. 1352-1190 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 6 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. (17.1 × 12.1 × 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.256E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.256E_NegB_SL4.jpg)

Head of a Woman Wearing an Elaborate Wig

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. (17.1 × 12.1 × 18.4 cm)


Accession Number: 37.256E

Image: 37.256E_NegB_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
Painted limestone female head wearing an elaborate wig and a floral headband. The band has green painted leaves on a red ground. Starting from the top of this band, and running back over the middle of the head, is a broad band. This band is decorated with a line down the middle, and a series of parallel lines perpendicular to the median line. The individual locks of hair are given by curly incised lines. The painted eyebrows dip in the center; the eyes are long and not widely opened. The mouth is broad. There are traces of black paint in the wig. The face is brown; the lips are red. There are traces of black paint on the brows, eye lids and pupils; traces of white paint on eyes. Condition: Nose, and most of rear of wig missing. Front left side of wig missing; small chips on rest of figure.

Brooklyn Museum