Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Egyptian of High Rank without the Traditional Garb, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jul 23 2009

“This impressive portrait of a man is worked from the dark grey and very hard granite Diorit frequently used in Egypt. The back of the sculpture exhibits traits typical of Egyptian sculpture.

The clear, classically seeming structure of the frontally aligned head and the reserved arrangement of the face with simple linear and plastic elements correspond stylistically to works from the first century.

The portrait of a high-ranking Egyptian is from the last phase of the Greek rule in Egypt, beginning with the establishment of the Roman province by Augustus in the year 30.”

Source: Kunst Historical Museum

Translated from the German