Description This man has the large earring and tightly curled hairstyle typical of Egyptian depictions of Nubians. When complete, the tile showed the chieftain as a bound prisoner. Such prisoner tiles could have decorated the bases of walls of royal buildings, so the enemies of the pharaoh would be quite literally at his feet.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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