<em>Royal Head</em>, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in. (21 x 17 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, 16.169. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.169_NegCEG1483_print_bw.jpg)

Royal Head

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:4th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in. (21 x 17 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 16.169

Image: CUR.16.169_NegCEG1483_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Slightly under life-size limestone head of a king wearing Nemes headdress with uraeus. Condition: Nose missing, minor chips on face. Right side of headdress missing. Lower left headdress partly restored in plaster. Uraeus, chipped, Most of back of headdress missing. Some pieces on top of head have been set in place in plaster. Traces (very faint) of red paint around uraeus. Good work and a good example of its type.

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