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Colossal Head of Emperor Hadrian
Colossal Head of Emperor Hadrian

The colossal marble head of Emperor Hadrian depicts his personal features and his dreamy expression.

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Colossal Head of King Userkaf
Colossal Head of King Userkaf

The features are so elegant that this head was first believed to be of the goddess Neith. However, the fine mustache proved that it was Userkaf's portrait.

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Granite Royal Head
Granite Royal Head

This royal head is sculpted in the Pharaonic style. The king is wearing the Khepresh blue war crown, dominated by the uraeus, or sacred cobra.

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Head of Amenhotep the Third
Head of Amenhotep the Third

The pharaoh Amenhotep the Third is portrayed with the features of a young boy; he has a round full face, almond-shaped eyes, curved eyebrows, a small nose and a fleshy mouth.

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Head of King Ramesses the Second
Head of King Ramesses the Second

This colossal head belongs to a statue of King Ramesses the second, standing and holding the sacred standard of a male deity with the Atef crown. It appears that there was an inscribed text at the back and the sides of the statue that had been deliberately removed. The statue shows the youthful king with his characteristic features; narrow eyes, small mouth, nearly oval face and wearing a composite crown.

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Head of Ptolemy the Third
Head of Ptolemy the Third

Ptolemy the Third ruled Egypt from 246 to 222 BC. The head is slightly inclined to the left, and the forehead is creased.

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Head of Statue of King Senusert the Third
Head of Statue of King Senusert the Third

During the reign of Senusert the Third, artists did not follow the older idealistic forms in rendering the features of the royal sculptures, but showed a tendency towards more realistic, mostly exaggerated features. The king was no more considered to be a divinity, but a human being. This is reflected in the king's face, which show old age, a serious nature and weariness.

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Head of an Amarna Princess
Head of an Amarna Princess

This small head is that of an Amarna statue of a princess and shows the deformation of her elongated skull, and her rather harsh features. The eyes are half closed under heavy lids and well defined eyebrows; the large ears are well balanced with the proportions of the head, and are pierced to receive earrings or other ornaments. The lips are thick; the lower lip is curved above the protruding chin.

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Head of the Wife of an Emperor
Head of the Wife of an Emperor

This head of a woman, probably the wife of an emperor, was one of the objects eroded by the seawater. Some details of the hair are still visible, but the features are now just an effaced silhouette.

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Limestone Head of Berenice the Second
Limestone Head of Berenice the Second

This is a limestone head of Queen Berenice the Second, the wife of Ptolemy the Third. The protruding eyes gaze directly forward and the face expresses a mood of sadness.

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Marble Head of a Philosopher
Marble Head of a Philosopher

A marble head depicts a man, with short hair, a long beard, and a moustache. The form of the statue indicates that he is a philosopher from Alexandria, for the city was full of intellectuals and philosophers in the Hellenistic period.

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Octavius Royal Head
Octavius Royal Head

This royal head shows a king wearing the Egyptian royal headdress called nemes. Below the headdress, curls of his hair fall on his forehead; therefore, it is thought that the statue is that of Octavius, who was known for this characteristic.

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