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Fragment of Mold

Although only the lower portion of this face survives, the shape of the lips and chin show that it is an early representation of Akhenaten or his chief queen, Nefertiti. In all probability this piece served as a mold to make a large inlay of glass or faience (a man-made substance resembling glass made of ground quartz held together by an alkaline binder).

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