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Berlin "Green Head"

Artist unknownLate Period, c. 400 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

This head of a bald man, commonly called the ‘green head’ for the colour of the stone, ranks among the masterpieces of the Berlin collection. Distinguishing features include the fine modelling of the face and the precise accentuation of the features, which make the material hardly recognizable as stone. Instead this sculpture of a person marked by the trials of life almost appears alive, even though the signs of age must be interpreted as idealized, not realistic. The date of the head remains the subject of controversy, and ranges from the 7th to the 1st c. BCE.

Details

  • Title: Berlin "Green Head"
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: Late Period, c. 400 BCE
  • Provenance: 1895 aquired from Mr. H. Wallis in London
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Greywacke
  • Inv. no.: ÄM 12500
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Sandra Steiß || Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jana Helmbold-Doyé
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Ägyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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