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Object Number: E14303
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Late Period
Thirtieth Dynasty
Date Made: 381-343 BC
Early Date: -381
Late Date: -343
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Quartz
Indurated Limestone (uncertain)
Iconography:Man
King
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Nahman, 1924

Description

Quartzite (or indurated limestone) head of King Nectanebo II wearing the Blue Crown (khepesh). The crown is adorned with a uraeus formed into a symmetrical double loop, the tail rising up over the crown. The king's eyes are narrow and almond-shaped. The thin brow is straight and lightly outlined. The mouth is in a sickle-shaped "archaic" smile.


Bibliography:

[Book] 1960. Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period 700 B.C to A.D 100. : Page/Fig./Plate: 61-62View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Mysliwiec, Karol. Royal Portraiture of The Dynasties XXI-XXX.View Objects cited in this Publication

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