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 wideopen 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.
Reproduction in hand patinated resin
- H. 19 L. 9 P. 9 cm
H. 7.48" W. 3.54" D. 3.54" - 3.3 lbs
- Egypt, Amon-Rê temple, Karnak
- Material of the original
- 1295-1069 B.C., New Empire, ramessid period
- Paris - Musée du Louvre
- Mythology, Egypt, Religion
- Art movement
- Egyptian Antiquities