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Trial Piece with Nb-Signs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 × 2 × 4 1/2 in. (11.5 × 5.1 × 11.4 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small piece of limestone evidently used by a sculptor as a trial piece for the neb sign of which there are three specimens in relief. The workmanship is rather poor and the piece is of little importance. Condition, surface chipped.
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