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Sculptor's Model of Hathor Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
DATES 381–343 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 30 (possibly, according to Petrie)
PERIOD Late Period to Late Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (15 x 9.2 x 3.2 cm)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vertical limestone sculptor’s model or trial piece with Hathor head surmounted by a facade in high relief on obverse. On reverse, head of an owl in deep sunk relief. Condition: Good, one chip which appears fairly recent just over the Hathor head. Surface somewhat discolored. The Hathor head may be a model for the handle of a sistrum.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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