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;
Ex- German private collection, prior to 1966;
Sotheby’s, London, July 9th-10th, 1984, no. 151, illus.;
Ex- US private collection
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
Folkwang-Museum, Essen, February 1st-March 15th, 1966
Jaromir Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 1, Oxford, 1999, p. 38
The British Museum
The State Museum of Egyptian Art