Head of statuette of bearded man
Fragmentary head from the statue of an older, bearded man. The rounded face has wide cheeks, a sloping forehead and a long rounded chin. The deep-set eyes are very naturalistically shaped. The full beard on the preserved right cheek was indicated with chisel marks placed close together. A full beard occurs more often in three-dimensional sculpture in the Ptolemaic Period. The material, meta-sandstone, suggests the piece was made in Egypt.
26TH DYNASTY or +
Rogge, E., Statuen der 30. Dynastie und der ptolemäisch-römischen Epoche. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum (CAA) Wien 11 (1998).