An Egyptian Granite Head - Middle Kingdom - For Sale
An Egyptian Granite Head - Middle Kingdom
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Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. From Egypt's 13th dynasty (1785-1650 BC), granite head with smooth facial features, a vigilant gaze, large ears. He is wearing a short ceremonial beard and a shoulder-length wig or striped headdress. This piece is the face is naturalistic in the great tradition from the end of the 12th dynasty. The small eyes, the piercing gaze and the slightly pursed mouth support a 13th dynasty dating. 3-1/8"W (8cm). Hard stone sculpture is very rare from the Middle Kingdom, and is highly sought out by collectors and museums alike.