Head of a Man

Egyptian Maker
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1292 BC Date:
Granite Medium
6 H x 7 ¾ W x 4 ¼ Diam. Dimensions
Gift of Heinrich Medicus Credit
2013.1.5 Accession number
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.
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