Sculpture (Forgery)



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 (Robert de Rustafjaell?). Danson Catalogue 1 no. 102, "Head of a statue of a prince, in granite, mounted on a square stone base, 8 3/8 high, has a royal asp on forehead, said to be about 800 BC but may be considerably earlier."