<em>Egyptian Man in a Persian Costume</em>, ca. 343-332 B.C.E. Granite, 31 1/8 x 17 1/2 x 11 1/8 in., 134.26kg (79 x 44.5 x 28.3 cm, 296 lb.). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.139. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.139_front_PS9.jpg)

Egyptian Man in a Persian Costume

Medium: Granite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 343-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 31 1/8 x 17 1/2 x 11 1/8 in., 134.26kg (79 x 44.5 x 28.3 cm, 296 lb.)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 71.139

Image: 71.139_front_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One grey granite male figure preserved from shortly below the navel up to the top of the head. The figure wears a bag wig, and wrap-around garment. On top and in front of the wig is a flat-topped projection of stone used by the sculptor as a reference point while carving statue. The garment has, as can be seen on the sides of the figure behind the arms, flaring sleeves; and it is likely, as evidenced by the slightly forward bend of the lower part of the garment, that the figure once held a naos before him. In the rear is a back pillar, with top in the form of a truncated pyramid which rises up beyond the lower edge of the wig. Condition: Broken off diagonally just below navel. Lips and nose battered; large chip out of chin; other small chip and scratches. Projection on tip of wig, area of wig around it and forehead are restored.

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