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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Male Head
Date Made:30 BCE-395 CE (Roman Period)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:terracotta with black paint
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Ehnasya
Measurements:overall: 3 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.; 7.9375 x 3.175 x 3.81 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.6.A.C
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Head of bearded man with pointed cap or helmet which has cheek pieces up. Clay: pale buff and fine; paint: black for hair, beard, eyes and eyebrows, mustache and goatee; pale orange for flesh and cap/helmet; cap decorated with incised circles, hair with incised striations. Lower part on neck formed into tenon for insertion into separate body. Object was hand-formed and has solid core

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; heads; sculpture; male; men; hats; hairstyles

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