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A "Realistic" Head In The Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 13952)

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Jack Josephson is one of a rare breed in Egyptology-a connoisseur, and true appreciator and interpreter of ancient Egyptian art. The fragmentary head is in the Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 13952). Charles Breasted purchased it in Egypt in early 1931 from the Alexandrine dealer Aristotle B. Economides. OIM 13952 bears strong similarities to representations of Senwosret III, especially the heavily hooded eyes, the straight mouth with the thin upper lip and the deep nasal-labial fold that gives the impression of worry and age, and I would date the Chicago head to late Dynasty 12 or early Dynasty 13.

Keywords: Egypt; Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 13952)



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