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Bust of a Priest Wearing "Persian" Garment


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Description One of a small number of surviving busts, this was probably a model for a larger work. The garment resembles those worn by officials when Egypt was part of the Persian Empire. The facial features are remarkable for their naturalistic rendering of old age.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/09/1972Treatmentcleaned
8/21/1972Treatmentcleaned
11/28/1972Treatmentother
8/19/1973Treatmentcoated
1/01/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Khaouam [Khawam Brothers] Sale, 1931, no. 5, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
ca. 525-340 BCE (Late Period)
Medium
gypsum plaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.34
Measurements
3 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in. (9.3 x 8.6 x 5.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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