Sculptures of this kind were characterised by their archaistic appearance, the dress, pose and accoutrements being those of Old Kingdom works.
Head from a Statue of a Man by Unknown Artist, 650 BC
© British Museum
- 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,600 ( Total: £33,600)
- Acquired in:
In the case of this head, the wig is identical to those on statues of the 5th and 6th Dynasties. The facial features, however, are more naturalistic and probably more of a true likeness of its owner.
Found in 1897 in an excavation at the temple of Mut in Karnak by Miss Margaret Benson and Miss Janet Gourlay; by descent to the vendor.