We know very little about the culture that produced this splendid work of art. Other heads like this one have been found that were made of brass, a material that was most likely imported from North Africa or Europe. Brass was very expensive though, and probably could only be ordered by the king himself. Other people of the upper classes may have settled for terra-cotta images like this one instead of brass. We have found many more terra-cotta sculptures than sculptures made of brass.