Head of a King
Granite, 21 3/8 x 11 7/16 in. (54.3 x 29 cm)
Early Old Kingdom, late III Dynasty-early IV Dynasty, 2650-2600 B.C.E.
Provenance not known
Brooklyn #46.167 , Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photos © Joan Lansberry, May 2008
From the info card:|
"Granite is extremely hard, but the sculptor of this statue was able to give the king's plump face and small features a softly natural quality, perhaps suggesting the subject's actual appearance rather than an idealized version. Originally, this fragment surmounted an oversized figure, achieving the same monumental quality as the pyramids being built at this time."