|Figure 1 - Head of an Asiatic Official in Munich|
Only the head of the Munich statue is preserved. The Asiatic is shown with the "mushroom" haircut that is so typical of these statues. A very similar statue to the one shown here was found during excavations at the Hyksos capital of Avaris. The statue found at Avaris is very fragmentary, but clearly shows the same hair style as well as the top of a throw stick held in the hand of the official. It is quite possible that the Munich statue would also have shown the throw stick if more of the statue had been preserved.
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