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Archeological Object

Male head

Male head

The head was part of a full-length statue of a man portrayed with a long wig to the shoulders and that leaves the ears uncovered. The wig is rather elaborate: it is made with a double row of locks, the squared ones that frame the face and the smooth outer ones, and is decorated with a braid that falls from the right temple. The statue was equipped with a back pillar of which the end under the wig is preserved; on the pillar remains a trace of the beginning of an inscription, in particular the beginning of the title "noble."
The type of wig  worn by the man, in particular the braid, defines it as a member of the Memphite clergy of the god Ptah, an element that may indicate that the piece comes from the Memphis area.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 15
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Memphis area?

  Definizione: Statue/head
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Male head

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Beginning of the XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Height: 20
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet: It is preserved to the base of the neck and missing the tip of the nose.

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp.55-56