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Egyptian Peridotite Head of a Priest

Sculpted in idealizing style, with a high domed forehead and shaven egg-shaped skull, his face with narrow almond-shaped eyes, the modelled brows gently arching above, with prominent cheek bones, and rounded thick lips pursed into a slight smile

Ptolemaic Period, circa 332-30 BC

ht: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm.)

 

private French collection (Arthur Sambon (1967-1947), Paris; with Ernest Brummer (1891-1964), Paris. More recently, private European collection, Resandro

 

#5429

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) p. 17

Galerie Koller Zurich; The Ernest Brummer collection (Zurich, 10.16-19.1979) pp.59-60, no.526

 

 

Comparanda:

 

I. Grimm-Stadelmann (ed.); Aesthetic Glimpses, Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art, The Resandro Collection (Munich, 2012) p. 97, no. R360

 

www.globalegyptianmuseum.org  Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid inv. no.: 1973/58/EG/1