About this object

A limestone fragment of excellent workmanship showing the head of a king, facing to the right. Of the face only one side remains showing the eye, eye-brow and chin strap for a false beard, all very finely incised. The wig shows great detail and is made up of short curls, some of which still bear traces of black paint. On the top of the head is a diadem made of a band of small rectangles and at the side is a pendant uraeus wearing a sun-disk.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1427 BC - 1295 BC (later Dynasty 18) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 115 mm x 140 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)

    Author: Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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