Egyptian Gneiss Head of a King
Egyptian · late 12th Dynasty, ca. 1836 – 1759 B.C.
H: 8.20 cm
Fragmentary head of a King, showing the facial features and part of the vertically striated Nemes headdress centered by a uraeus.
Art market, prior to 1966;
German private collection, prior to 1966;
Sotheby’s, London, July 9th-10th, 1984, no. 151, illus.;
David Sylvester (1924-2001), acquired in 1984.
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
Jaromir Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 1, Oxford, 1999, p. 38