Sculptor's Model of a Royal Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The slight smile, the soft facial features, and the downward-pointing viper on the brow (where there would normally be a rearing cobra)of some of these images suggest that they represent one or more of the kings of the fourth century B.C.E. Whether sculptors' models or temple offerings (see case label), they illustrate the diversity contained in and the problems associated with this well-attested category of Egyptian art. For example, the busts appear to be temple offerings, but several of them have artists' working marks such as L-shaped depth guides (70.91.2) or a grid pattern (16.76).
6th-4th century B.C.E.
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
3 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. (8.5 x 6.8 x 4.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Sculptor's Model of a Royal Head, 6th-4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 3 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. (8.5 x 6.8 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.50. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.50_PS9.jpg)
overall, 16.50_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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