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Archeological Object

Head of a man

Head of a man

The head was part of a statue representing a male personage. The skin is painted with yellow ochre and the hair is made with black. The eyes are also characterized by details made  with colours: the elongated eyebrows and the outline of the eyes are made with black lines, while on the eyeball the iris has been highlighted with yellow and the pupil with black. The chin retains traces of a beard that was made with short black horizontal lines. Some stylistic features, such as the shape of eyes and the upward glance, allow us to date the sculpture at the end of the 5th dynasty.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 5
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Memphite necropolis

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

Head of a man

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: End of V Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 10,5
  Width: 12
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. Fragmented on the neck, chipped surface.

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 19-20