A Fragmentary Green Schist Head of King Taharqa,
Kushite, 750-656 B.C.
wearing the Crown of Upper Egypt with fragmentary uraeus, his face with "Kushite fold" flanking the nostril and finely contoured upper eyelid, a trace of the back piillar remaining.
Ernest Erickson, New York
Ernest Erickson Foundation (Sotheby's, New York, June 23rd, 1989, no. 66, illus.)
Jaromir Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 2, Oxford, 1999, p. 1079, no. 802-049-610
It appears that the statue from which this head came was usurped in the 26th Dynasty, probably during the reign of Psamtik I, as is evidenced by the very shallow remains of a single uraeus which had been altered from the characteristic double uraeus of the 25th Dynasty kings. Cf. M. Saleh and H. Sourouzian, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo: Official Catalogue, Mainz, 1987, no. 245.
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