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Head of a King
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Head of a King

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Description This sculpture of a king has a helmet with a uraeus. It is broken off at the neck; the head of the uraeus is also lacking. Otherwise, the piece is well preserved; however, it is probably a forgery.
Date Description Narrative
10/14/1963Treatmentre-housed; loss compensation
  • Artful Deception: The Craft of the Forger. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City; Portland Museum of Art, Portland; The Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester; The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport. 1987-1992.
Provenance Daguerre [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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306-30 BCE or modern (Ptolemaic or modern)
black granite
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H: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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