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Male Bust from a Pair Statue

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose I–Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1504–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Sandstone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 35.8 cm (14 1/8 in); w. 30.3 cm (11 15/16 in); d. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.182.1a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
These busts (13.182.1a, b) originally comprised part of a seated pair statue that would have been displayed in a statue niche above a burial shaft in the couple's tomb. The well-preserved paint provides a vivid impression and reminds the viewer that much ancient Egyptian sculpture was originally painted.
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