Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
5 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/8 in. (14.5 x 11 x 2.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Sculptor's Model, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 5 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/8 in. (14.5 x 11 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 35.2005. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.2005_view01.jpg)
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Small fragment of soft limestone relief with a mottled surface. It was used as a sculptor's trial piece and has a very rough outline of a head apparently that of Akhenaten. It is in the extreme Tell el-Amarna style, but the workmanship is exceptionally crude. It was either the work of a beginner, or was discarded shortly after it was begun. The profile which is ordinarily well done betrays an inexperienced hand. The back is unfinished.
Condition: The remaining portion is in good condition.
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