Michael Jackson: Egyptian Bust is Likeness
August 6, 2009 by lisa waller rogers
Ancient Egyptian bust on display at Chicago's Field Museum. It bears a striking resemblance to pop star Michael Jackson, complete with disfigured nose
Busted: Statue’s a Dead Ringer for Jacko
The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop
, but visitors to Chicago
’s Field Museum
could swear that’s Jacko’s face on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian bust.
The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of its likeness to Jacko — complete with disfigured nose.
Unfortunately the bust, which was carved sometime between 1550 B.C. and 1050 B.C., is of a woman and MJ likely never had the chance to see the statuette.
“I have no idea whether Jackson ever visited the museum,” a Field spokesperson said to the Sun-Times
‘ Michael Sneed. “But the similarity between the limestone statue of a woman – which is about 3,000 years old — and Jackson is astounding.”
Interestingly, Jackson cast himself as an interloper in ancient Egypt
in his video for “Remember the Time,” so maybe he sensed some Egyptian roots