Male Head (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

1539-1185 BC
Egyptian
black granite
Egypt
Overall: 11 1/2 × 12 × 10 in. (29.21 × 30.48 × 25.4 cm)
55.8.15
This head comes from a statue of a figure squatting with knees under chin. Statues of this type, which first appear around 1900 BC, nearly always feature males wearing long cloaklike garments that make their bodies look like cubes-hence the name block statues. The significance of this form remains a subject of dispute.
Dynasties 18-19
New Kingdom Period
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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