Description This is the pouring element that would have been attached to a horn-shaped vessel for perfume or medicine. The head with curved nose, fleshy chin, and a plain wig is carefully carved. The head has Syrian physiognomy. The band around the back of the wig is unusual. This may be a mistake on the part of a non-Egyptian carver or it may represent the tie of a wig cover.
|11/16/1982||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition|
|4/13/1983||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance [Said to be from the pyramids]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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