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New Perspectives On The Brooklyn Black Head

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As the archaeological remains of Ptolemaic Egypt become increasingly accessible through discovery and publication, there are more opportunities to comprehend the period from the standpoint of its elite. The Brooklyn Black Head is an important example of this idea. It features over-life-size scale and Greek ideas, distinctive features that can inform us about the identity and social position of the person represented. The Brooklyn head and other monumental statues can provide insights into the history of high-ranking officialdom under the Ptolemies. Egyptian-style statuary of the Ptolemaic elite is mostly about men, their status and occupations, and their relationships with the gods.

Keywords: Brooklyn Black Head; Egypt



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