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Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary


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Description This fragment from a statue that showed its owner kneeling before his god reflects classic elements of Egyptian sculpture. It was created at a time when Egypt was also influenced by Nubian and Libyan culture, though, as can be seen in the heavy folds of flesh around the mouth and the shape and placement of the eyes.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/21/1998Examinationsurvey
4/01/1999Treatmentcleaned; re-housed; coated; loss-compensation
Provenance Giovanni Dattari Collection, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 17-19, 1912, no. 293; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
ca. 660-650 BCE (Late Period)
Medium
greywacke
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.398
Measurements
14 9/16 x 7 5/16 x 4 1/8 in. (37 x 18.5 x 10.4 cm)
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