5 - 6 December 2001
A MINIATURE EGYPTIAN BLUE HEAD OF A PHARAOH
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Depicted wearing the Khepresh or Blue Crown decorated with a series of concentric circles, a fragmentary uraeus at the front
1 in. (2.5 cm) high
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There seems to be a penchant during the New Kingdom for royal heads in miniature in a variety of materials. For examples in obsidian and red glass see nos. 37 and 57 in Wildung, ed., Entdeckungen. Ägyptischer Kunst in Süddeutschland.
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