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Head of King Amasis
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Head of King Amasis

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Description King Amasis was the next to last ruler of the 26th Dynasty. The head probably came from a temple statue. He wears the traditional royal nemes head cloth, with a protective uraeus serpent at the brow.
Date Description Narrative
5/15/1963Treatmentother; cleaned
5/15/1963Treatmentcleaned; mounted
4/26/1996Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/07/1996Examinationexamined for condition
10/07/1996Treatmentcleaned; 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.
  • Africa: The Art of a Continent. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. 1996.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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ca. 560 BCE (Late Period)
red quartzite
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12 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (31.5 x 20 x 23.5 cm)


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