Cast, faience handle decorated with the modeled figure of a bearded man. The head, torso, and arm of the man are preserved and display a great attention to detail. The beard and hair are rendered by incised lines, and the hair is secured by an incised band. The man also wears a band around his neck. His arm is bent at the elbow and held up close to the chin. Although the object is broken at the torso, just above the waist, the condition is very good with very few abrasions or signs of wear.


  • Title: Handle with Male Figure (Front view)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 712–30 B.C.
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2003.157
  • Culture: Egyptian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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