Limestone head of an official

British Museum

British Museum

This head has many similarities with those of the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) and also of the later Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1550-1295 BC), such as the limestone statue of a husband and wife on display in The British Museum (EA36). However, the almond-shaped eyes and the shape of the mouth probably suggest a date before the Amarna Period (1390-1327 BC). This head of an official is a masterpiece of the Egyptian sculptor's art. Every effort has been made to carefully model the face and the characteristic double wig of this period.

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  • Title: Limestone head of an official
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 11.00cm; Width: 13.20cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Registration number: .2339
  • Place: Found/Acquired Egypt
  • Period/culture: 18th Dynasty
  • Material: limestone
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Authority: Ruler Amenhotep III
  • Acquisition: Purchased through Cureton, Harry Osborn