9 December 2005
AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE HEAD FROM A BLOCK STATUE
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF AMENHOTEP II,
Wearing a chin beard and a striated wig flaring behind his prominent ears, the convex almond-shaped eyes with extended cosmetic lines and conforming brows, preserving portions of a hieroglyphic inscription to the right of the head, along the proper right shoulder and in two columns along the back reading, "My local god...after me..." and "...she gives stability...[the Great Hall]"
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Said to be from Thebes.
Lady Meux Collection, London.
with Dikran G. Kelekian Inc., New York.
C. Hartley Collection.
with C. Dikran Kelekian, Ancient Arts, New York, 1964.
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E.A. Wallis Budge, Some Account of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities in the Possession of Lady Meux, of Theobalds Park, Waltham Cross, London, London, 1896, p. 139, no. 56.
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