Male (originally red) head for composite statuette

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

This glass head formed part of a composite statue. It might have fit onto a wooden or metal.body, and would have had a crown fitted above the brow. Originally the head was probably red glass, which degrades to green. As such, the face likely belonged to a male king or god.

Male (originally red) head for composite statuette, Glass

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