Sculpture (Forgery) card

Sculpture (Forgery)


Currently not on display


Granodiroite head of a male wearing a nemes headress with a uraeus. Has been considered to be from the Ptolemaic Period 332 BC - 30 BC, but it is more likely to be a modern forgery. Broken at the neck and mounted on a stone plinth inscribed, "69b HEAD FROM A STATUE OF A PRINCE ABOUT B.C. 800." Acquisiiton details not recorded. Height with the mount is 400 mm.