Fragment of a Face of Amon Re
Reproduction patinated by hand on a black wooden base. Mold made from an imprint of the original made in Egypte 1295-1069 J.C. and exhibited at the Cairo.
This fragment from a statue shows the face of a male divinity, the chin adorned with a braided beard attached by straps. The very fine and regular features of the face reflect the artistic quality of the statue it once belonged to.
The top of the wide-open eyes is outlined with a protruding rim, prolonged by a strip of make-up in relief.
The eyebrows, also treated in relief, are harmoniously arched. The finely modelled mouth gives a hint of a smile.
This face belongs to a group of statues, at present in the Museum of Cairo, several fragments of which were found in the temple of Amon-Re in Karnak. This group portrays the great dynastic god Amon-Re and the goddess Mut who is associated with him. They were seated on each side of a small effigy of a standing king, probably Sethi I.
- Dimensions :
- 18 x 10 x 9 cm - Socle 3 cm
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- Original work kept at :
- Paris, Musée du Louvre