Detail View: The AMICA Library: Head of an Official

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1920.261
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: 
Egyptian
Title: 
Head of an Official
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
front view
Creation Date: 
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13 (c. 1783 B.C.)
Creation Start Date: 
-1789
Creation End Date: 
-1678
Materials and Techniques: 
Black granite
Subject Description: 
The large size and fine quality of the head suggests that it was commissioned for a substantial government official to be used in his tomb. As a representative of the dead it would have symbolically partaken of the offerings brought to the tomb. The almost life-sized figure wears a conventional wig.
Creation Place: 
Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Dimensions: 
H: 33.8 cm (13-3/4 in.); W.: 46.3 cm (18-1/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1920.261
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Purchase Fund
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E28472.TIF