It is unclear whether this head represents a deity or a royal figure. For a royal head bearing similar archaizing facial features, now in the Cleveland Museum, see no. 182, pp. 254-255 in Berman, Catalogue of the Egyptian Art. Another royal head, depicting Osorkon II, has deeply-recessed eyes for now-missing inlays in a manner comparable to the present example. See pl. XXI in Mysliwiec, Royal Portraiture of the Dynasties XXI-XXX.