<em>Sculptor’s Model of a Royal Head</em>, 381–2nd century B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 7/16 in. (23.5 x 18.1 x 11.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1004. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.1004_PS11.jpg)

Sculptor’s Model of a Royal Head

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:381–2nd century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 7/16 in. (23.5 x 18.1 x 11.2 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 34.1004

Image: 34.1004_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sculptor's model of a head of a king in limestone. This piece is a typical specimen of late Egyptian royal portraiture of a pleasing but stereotyped nature. It is similar to others now in our collection. The uraeus on the forehead is incomplete and was probably to be left that way for it has sculptor's guiding lines on it. There are guiding lines also on the base, back and sides and parts of the front. Condition: the right side of the forehead is badly broken; the left side of the headdress is missing and there are various minor chips.

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