ostracon ancient art



Egyptian Terracotta Head, Late Period, 664-332 BC

Terracotta head of a man with a round hairstyle which covers the ears. The hair with impressed circles and remains of white color.

The man shows wide almond-shaped eyes with neatly marked cosmetic lines and eyebrows. The prominent nose with pieced nostrils, the lips pressed to a gentle smile.

Elaborate style with much use of the modeling tool. The piece constitutes a fragment of figurine or a sculptor's model.

For a related head, cf. inv. no. E.07619 in the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels.

Broken at the neck level. Dendrite-like deposits, lime deposits, root marks.

H. 5.5 cm (2.2 in), H. with stand 7.5 cm (3 in)

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

890 USD

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