Inv. n°: MMoCA708

Egyptian Head in Rose Granite from a Statue of the Young Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Form of the God Amun

He wears the headdress of the god, which would have been surmounted by double plumes and a solar disc. His features include fleshy cheeks, almond-shaped eyes with prominent eyebrows and full lips, all characteristic of the reign of his predecessor, Akhenaten.

h. 19.5 x w. 16.5 x ø16 cm

Late 18th dynasty, 1361-1352 BC

Rose Granite

Provenance

  • With Galerie Mythologies, Paris
  • French Private collection F. Bachschmidt, France, acquired on 4th February 1975
  • Acquired at Charles Ede Limited, 4th April 2011

Publications

  • Charles Ede Ltd, Egyptian Antiquities, 2011, no. 4
  • "Rediscovered Masterpieces at the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht", The Global Edition of the New York Times, 18th February 2011
  • P. Clayton, "Ancient Egypt" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, 2011, p. 38, fig. 11
  • "L'Ancienne Egypte" in M. Merrony (ed.), Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins. La Collection Famille Levett, France, 2012, p. 20

Exhibitions

  • TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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