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Head of a King

Head of a King

c. 1069-715 BC

Granodiorite

Overall: 27.5 x 35 x 28.4 cm (10 13/16 x 13 3/4 x 11 3/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1914.663

Description

This head was the first Egyptian royal sculpture to enter the museum. Although regal in appearance, the rather generalized facial features are not indicative of any specific ruler. It appears to be a work of the Third Intermediate Period, when artists drew inspiration from the elegant, idealizing style of the 18th Dynasty.

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