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Head of King
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Head of King


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The king wears the royal "nemes" head cloth adorned with a coiled uraeus serpent on the brow. A confident smile, crisply defined eyes, and a sense of detachment and self-satisfaction are common in the facial features of Ptolemaic Period sculptures.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/25/1972Treatmentcleaned; other
11/13/1972Treatmentcoated; stabilized
4/01/1989Examinationsurvey
10/06/1998Examinationsurvey
11/01/2000Treatmentcleaned
1/11/2001Treatmentother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 4th-late 1st century BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
carved limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.389
Measurements
3 1/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 15/16 in. (7.9 x 5.8 x 5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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