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Egyptianizing head

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Spectacular haematite head of a man wearing a crown resembling the Egyptian White Crown. The fissures on the surface are not breaks, but are the original crystalline structure of the mineral. Apparently broken off at the neck. The surface is flaked and chipped.

Provenance

Syria?

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund

Near Eastern, Syrian ?, Mitannian ?, 14th–13th century B.C.

Object Place

Syria?

Dimensions

Height (with crown): 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.) Height (of face): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

64.1471

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture