Head of a statuette of a queen or goddess
The goddess or queen wears a striated tripartite wig surmounted by a rectangular spike for the reception of a crown or emblem. The style of portraiture, though on a minute scale, with the wide open eyes and form of the ear lobes (which are fleshy and triangular) appears to be more typical of Dynasty xxvi than of the Ptolemaic Period.
Entry taken from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection 3 volume catalogue, edited by Steven Hooper (Yale University Press, 1997).
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from Peter Sharrer in 1974 out of funds provided by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury.
Title/Description: Head of a statuette of a queen or goddess
Born: 0650 c.
Object Type: Figure
Materials: Lapis Lazuli (?)
Measurements: h. 22 x w. 14 x d. 15 mm
Accession Number: 560
Historic Period: Late Period (c. 650 BC), 7th century BC
Credit Line: Purchased with support from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1974
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