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PRIEST KING

  • 30" X 40"
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • Original

Pakistan

Mohin-Jo-Daro, Pakistan

2200-1900 B. C.

 

In 1927, a seated male soapstone figure was found in a building with unusually ornamental brickwork and a wall-niche. Though there is

no evidence that priests or monarchs ruled Mohenjo-Daro, archaeologists dubbed this dignified figure a "Priest-King." The sculpture is 17.5 centimeters (6.9 in) tall, and shows a

neatly bearded man with pierced earlobes

and a fillet around his head, possibly all that

is left of a once-elaborate hairstyle or head-dress; his hair is combed back. He wears an armband, and a cloak with drilled trefoil,

single circle and double circle motifs, which show traces of red. His eyes might have originally been inlaid

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