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Fragmentary green mudstone head of a male figure, the body and base now missing.
The figure wears a smooth close-cropped wig, set high on the forehead and partly obscuring the ears. The eyes are narrow and almond shaped, with sharply incised edges and a faint arched ridge above conveying the eyebrows. The nose is long and particularly broad at the tip, with a clear cupid’s bow at the upper lip. The mouth is full with thick lips shown pursed together with the lower lip sharply incised and the outer corners of the mouth slightly upturned. On the reverse the top of a back-pillar is clearly outlined at the back of the neck, however the pillar itself has been gouged out.
The tip of the figure’s nose has been damaged, with several discoloured marks visible on the right side of the face and wig.
Height: 5.50 centimetres (base)
Height: 5.30 centimetres (figure)
Weight: 0.40 kilograms
Width: 5 centimetres (base)
Width: 4.50 centimetres (figure)
Depth: 5.70 centimetres (base)
Depth: 5.50 centimetres (figure)
- Curator's comments
- Due to the fragmentary nature of the figure it’s not possible to determine the original statue type, though the existence of a back-pillar suggests it was more likely to be a small seated or standing figure.
The provenance of the figure is also uncertain.
- Not on display
- incomplete - head only
- Egypt and Sudan
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