Small Head

Unnamed head of a statue of a king.
Source: Ziegler e.a., L'art Egyptien, pp. 183-184.

This 5.7 cm high limestone head, wearing the White Crown, can be dated to the end of the 3rd or the beginning of the 4th Dynasty.

Despite the fact that it is heavily damaged, some features are still clearly visible: narrow eyes, a broad nose and a large mouth. These features are reminiscent of the facial features of the only known statue of Kheops that bears his titulary. Because of this, be it very slight, resemblance, some Egyptologists have tentatively identified this statue as Kheops.

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