ostracon ancient art



Egyptian Limestone Head, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

Carved limestone head of a man with a voluminous wig.

The man shows a gentle smile, which is emphasized by the wear of the face’s high points.

The ears appear just below faint sideburns that protrude from the striated wig.

Elaborate carving as visible in the corner of the right eye.

Broken at the neck level. Abraded nose and high points. Mounted on a brass stand.

H. 3.6 cm (1.4 in), H. with stand 5.3 cm (2.1 in)

Swiss private collection E.N.,  acquired 1994-2002.

460 USD

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