<em>Head from a Sarcophagus Lid</em>, 381–30 B.C.E. Indurated limestone, 17 5/16 x 16 9/16 x 12 in., 113 lb. (44 x 42 x 30.5 cm, 51.26kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.56. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.56_PS11.jpg)

Head from a Sarcophagus Lid

Medium: Indurated limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:381–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 17 5/16 x 16 9/16 x 12 in., 113 lb. (44 x 42 x 30.5 cm, 51.26kg)


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


Accession Number: 33.56

Image: 33.56_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large head of conventional type from the cover of an anthropoid sarcophagus of the Saite Period. It is a brown stone, probably a marble, and appears to have been painted black at one time, but whether anciently or recently it is impossible to say. The mouth is slightly crooked, although the workmanship is good and the piece is a typical example of the stock productions of these pieces in late times. It dates anywhere in the late dynastic period. Condition: Nose chipped, various minor chips. Surface stained.

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