London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
AN EGYPTIAN GRANODIORITE HEAD OF A ROYAL OFFICIAL
NEW KINGDOM, REIGN OF AMENOPHIS III, 1391-1351 B.C.
Wearing a flaring double wig of striated locks radiating from the crown and echeloned curls beneath at the front, with wide set almond-shaped eyes with contoured brows and extended eye-lines, mounted
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high
With M. Maspero, Paris, 1980s.
European private collection, acquired in 1989.
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For similar, cf. A. P. Kozloff and B. M. Bryan, Egypt's Dazzling Sun, Cleveland, 1992, pp. 244-246, no. 40.
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