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Limestone bust of a ruler

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Title/s

Limestone bust of a ruler

Maker/s

Unknown

Category

sculptor's model

Name

sculptor's model

Description

bust of king, sculptor's trial piece.

Production Notes

Dating to either Dynasty 30 or the Ptolemaic period, such busts were used as models in workshops throughout Egypt. This would ensure continuity of the royal 'portrait' type.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 11 cm

Period

Thirtieth Dynasty or Ptolemaic

Date

circa 380 B.C. — 30 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, R.G. (Major) 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (2005) London: Scala

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.GA.3209.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 57639; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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