Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Head Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
52.7.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.3 cm, W: 2.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1900-1952
Primary Description: 
Opaque yellow-brown tinted plaster; carved and rubbed with wax. Head of a male, carefully detailed, facing left with an infill border above the eye still retains some Egyptian blue pigment; top of the head is cut to receive a crown or wig, neck is cut in an arc.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1952-02-04
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 291-292, #891; BIB# 29547
The magnificient collection of ancient Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures ... formed by M. A. Mansoor (1952-01-31) lot #63;