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Model of a Head of a King

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Plaster
  • Place Made: Africa
  • PERIOD Saite Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 4 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (10.9 x 10.3 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 33.589
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Model of a Head of a King. Plaster, 4 5/16 x 4 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (10.9 x 10.3 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.589. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.589_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.33.589_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plaster model of the same subject as 33.588, very evidently made from a mould. Probably the work of a pupil copying from a model. The ears are entirely unworked, the disk is not indicated and the uraeus is incomplete. The mouth appears to have been worked over considerably by the ancient pupil. It is short and protrudes, features not at all typical of the 26th dynasty. Reddish brown stains on the face may be traces of paint but are more probably merely discolorations. Condition: The lower right corner of the piece is missing. The nose is chipped and the chin may have been partially restored, though it is difficult to determine definitely. Probably the lower part of the piece is missing.
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     <em>Model of a Head of a King</em>. Plaster, 4 5/16 x 4 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (10.9 x 10.3 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.589. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.33.589_view1.jpg)