<em>Head of a King or Deity</em>, 4th century B.C.E. Plaster, 9 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (23 x 14 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 82.22. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.82.22_wwg8.jpg)

Head of a King or Deity

Medium: Plaster

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:4th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (23 x 14 x 13 cm)


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


Accession Number: 82.22

Image: CUR.82.22_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
One plaster mask of an ancient Egyptian male, perhaps representing a king, with naturalistically modeled eyebrows, long hollow eyes and cosmetic lines (both originally inlaid), short rounded nose with deep nostrils, small mouth with upturned corners, and fleshy, double chin. The figure once wore a headdress (the headband of which is just visible along the forehead and the left eartab is still preserved). Condition: There are dark brown lines on the right side of the neck and just above the right cosmetic line (possibly traces of paint); dark spots inside the right cosmetic line, at the tip of that cosmetic line and on the neck; entire surface of head heavily pitted; chips and scratches on cheeks and both sides of neck, tip of nose abraded, some surface discoloration with a great dark spot beneath left eye.

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