Egyptian head of a king with tightly fitting headdress, the uraeus and the vulture partially preserved on the forehead.
Eyes and eyebrows recessed to bear inlays. Also the body of the rearing uraeus was originally inlayed.
Attractive facial features with slightly aquiline nose and full lips, the almond-shaped eyes with cosmetic lines to the outer corners. False beard missing.
For a related example, cf. inv. no. D.961.2.188 in the Louvre Museum database.
Egyptian, Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-332 BC
H. 4.2 cm (1.7 in)
H. with stand 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
Hollow cast with missing upper and back side of the head. Back side of the neck reattached.
Ex P.N. collection, collected 1970s.
Joined by a copy of the export license issued by the Arts Council London.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.