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Egyptian Gneiss Head of a King

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18945
Culture
: Egyptian
Period
: late 12th Dynasty, ca. 1836 – 1759 B.C.
Material
: Gneiss
Dimensions
: Height: 8.20 cm
Price
: POR
Provenance
:

German private collection, prior to 1966;

Sotheby’s, London, July 9th-10th, 1984, no. 151, illus.;

David Sylvester (1924-2001), acquired in 1984


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Fragmentary head of a King, showing the facial features and part o the vertically striated nemes headdress centered by an uraeus.

Published

H. Müller-Feldmann, Zeugnisse altägyptischer Kultur aus europäischem Privatbesitz, catalogue of the exhibition at the Folkwang-Museum, Essen, February 1st-March 15th, 1966, no. 77, fig. 12

Bibliography

Jaromir Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 1, Oxford, 1999, p. 38

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