Head of a Man

Date: New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1292 BC
Maker: Egyptian
Medium: Granite
Dimensions: 6 H x 7 ¾ W x 4 ¼ Diam.
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.5
During the New Kingdom both men and women wore elaborately curled wigs. This head comes from a statue of a man who was probably a high official in the royal court. The top of a king's cartouche appears on his shoulder, but unfortunately, the name of the king is missing.