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Archeological Object

Fragmentary head of a sovereign

Fragmentary head of a sovereign

Fragment of a statue that had to be of extraordinary beauty and elegance. The surviving fragment retains a good portion of kheperesh or "blue crown, the typical headdress of the New Kingdom rulers engaged in battle, and so often called " war helmet." It is characteristic the presence of small studs made into small plastic circular crowns. The small portion of the face shows the line of the eye with the pierced ear lobe.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 186
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


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

Fragmentary head of a sovereign

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom - the half of the XVIII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Stone
  Height: 31
  Width: 21,3
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary.

1983, Donatelli L., “La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p. 32

2002, Pozzi M., scheda in catalogo della mostra “Egitto. Dalle piramidi ad Alessandro Magno”, Milano, p.76

2008, Pozzi M., scheda in “La raccolta egizia a Palazzo Te. Nuove proposte e riflessioni”, Mantova, p.26