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Head of an official

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Gray granite head of an official. The eyebrows are plastic. There are cosmetic lines in low relief. He wears a wide long wavy wig, leaving the ears free with a minute indication of strands of hair. The beard is now missing. It is heavily battered. The surface is worn.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Lord Ardalaun of Sybil Hall, near Rahiney, Ireland.

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Gallatin, Esq., of New York

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 33.5 x 21.2 x 24.0 cm (13 3/16 x 8 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1552

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture