- Museum number
Green siltstone head of a statue of a king: this royal head wears a 'nemes' with a uraeus, the hood of which was a separate piece, probably of gold or some other metal, which is now gone. Apart from the loss of its nose, which was further damaged by at least one attempt to repair it, the face is extremely well preserved. This face is mask-like. The king is possibly Ahmose II, now more probably Nectanebo I.
Height: 39 centimetres (max)
Height: 47 centimetres (with base)
Width: 30 centimetres
Depth: 31 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VIII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), p. 159;
K. Myśliwiec, 'Royal Portraiture of the Dynasties XXI-XXX' (Mainz am Rhein, 1988), 50, 64, 71;
J. A. Josephson, 'Egyptian Royal Sculpture' (Mainz am Rhein,1997), 23-24, n. 165; pl. 8a;
'Temples and Tombs' [exhibition catalogue] (American Federation of Arts, 2006), 61, cat no. 20;
T. G. H. James & W. V. Davies, ‘Egyptian Sculpture’ (London, 1983), p. 60, fig. 67.
Being studied as part of PhD by Elisabeth Greifenstein (University of Wuerzburg).
To be included in the 'Musee achemenide virtuel et interactif' (see www.achemenet.com)
Townley's 'Parlour Catalogue' (1804) records that this object 'was brought from Egypt by the late Duc de Chaulnes'.
Labelled as schist.
- On display (G4/B3)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Sept-26 Nov, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2006 21 Dec-2007 18 Mar, Jackonsville, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Temples & Tombs
2007 15 Apr-8 Jul, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2007 16 Nov-2008 10 Feb, New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum, Temples & Tombs
2012 23 March - 23 July 2012, Musee Jaquemart Andre, Paris, Le Crepuscule des Pharaons
- good (incomplete)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: ES.97