Head of King Amasis, reworked for a non-royal individual

Late Period, Saite

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127

The bag wig now visible betrays the original form of the royal nemes headdress, indicating this head was recut from a royal portrait for a non-royal official. The long face and high-set brow line are distinctive characteristics of King Amasis, indicating this sovereign was originally represented.

Head of King Amasis, reworked for a non-royal individual, Greywacke

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