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Head of King Amasis, reworked for a non-royal individual

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.
From Egypt
H. 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Anne and John V. Hansen Egyptian Purchase Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
Ex-coll. Jack Josephson, New York, purchased by him in 1986 from L'Ibis Gallery, New York. Purchased by the museum from Safani Gallery, New York, 2007.

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