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Relief of a man

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This relief represents a man facing left and wearing a short wig, broad collar and pendant in the form of a heart. The archaizing style of the relief, which repicates features of Old Kingdom sculpture, is typical of dynasty 26.

Provenance

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (deaccessioned in the early 1950s); February 8, 1985: New York sale, Sotheby's, lot 25 (property of Stan and Linda Kovics, New York).

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.7 x 31.7 x 6.5 cm (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.18

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief