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Archeological Object

Head of a sovereign


Head of a sovereign

The king is potrayed with the hedjet - crown and with the uraeus on his forehead. The sculptural work is of refined execution and with attention to detail, especially in the rendering of the features: the almond shaped eyes slightly raised towards the temples, his slightly arched lips giving a smiling expression to his face and a straight and smooth nose.
Some comparisons (BM61 British Museum statue and sculptures of the Museum of Luxor J.31 and J.52), referring to Amenhotep II, allows the attribution of the sculpture to this king.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 19
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: Statue/head
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Head of a sovereign

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XVIII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Basalt
  Height: 22,6
  Varie: Conservation status: it is preserved up to the neck, no nose and scratches on the left side.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1964, Bosticco S., “Una statua di sovrano tuthmoside nel Museo Barracco”, in “A.G. Gabrieli: studi orientalistici”, Roma, pp. 35-39
1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 51-52