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Sculptor's Model of a Head of a Priest

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Plaster
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 × 3 3/8 × 3 1/4 in. (15.5 × 8.5 × 8.2 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.1006
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sculptor's model of a head of a priest in plaster. The piece is entirely plain and appears to be unfinished and weathered. There are no sculptor's lines or any marks of any sort on the piece. The head is slightly suggestive of the Tell-el Amarna type, but the piece is certainly late, possibly of the Roman period. Condition: Nose and mouth chipped and discolored, entire surface weathered. Slight crack in the neck.
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