Sculptor's Model of a Female Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
664-525 B.C.E., and later
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period, and later
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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 Female Head, 664-525 B.C.E., and later. Plaster, 6 3/4 × 4 5/16 in. (17.2 × 10.9 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, 16.52. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.52_negA_bw.jpg)
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Small sculptor’s model of a female (?) head apparently of a rather hard plaster. The face is conventional with large inset eyes apparently intended to be inlaid. The head wears a large wig of the type found on cartonnages and is surmounted by a crown or capital. Probably a study for a statue of a goddess as Hathor. On the forehead and neck are geometric inscriptions for designs which cannot be identified. They are almost certainly modern forgeries for they appear meaningless, they are out of position and also they are much lighter in color than the surrounding stone. The piece itself was apparently cast and is certainly genuine.
Condition: Nose chipped, left eye chipped crown broken.
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