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Limestone head of an official

 

Height: 11.000 cm
Width: 13.200 cm

EA 2339

Ancient Egypt and Sudan

    Limestone head of an official

    From Egypt
    18th Dynasty, about 1350-1300 BC

    From a statue

    This head has many similarities with those of the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) and also of the later Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1550-1295 BC), such as the limestone statue of a husband and wife on display in The British Museum (EA36). However, the almond-shaped eyes and the shape of the mouth probably suggest a date before the Amarna Period (1390-1327 BC). This head of an official is a masterpiece of the Egyptian sculptor's art. Every effort has been made to carefully model the face and the characteristic double wig of this period.

    W. Seipel, Gott-Mensch-Pharao (Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum, 1992)

    E.R. Russmann, Eternal Egypt: masterworks of (University of California Press, 2001)

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