King Amenhotep II (120)

King Amenhotep II
King Amenhotep II
Stop Number: 
120

Egypt
About 1450–1400 B.C.
Glass
H: 4 cm, W: 2.9 cm, D: 3.4 cm
(79.1.4)

This small masterpiece is a 3,500-year-old portrait of an Egyptian king. Under certain conditions, glass “weathers” (deteriorates). When it was new, the head was deep blue. Centuries of burial have altered the surface to a stone-like tan color.