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Limestone practice piece

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Limestone practice piece


sculptor's model


sculptor's model


sculptors trial piece, human head. Such objects can be divided into student practice pieces, master sculptor's trial pieces and models. This object is likely to have been a practice piece. On other examples the student repeats the exercise. Here there would have been space for three other heads (as is normal) but for whatever reason the relief was abandoned.

Production Notes

or later

Field Collection



depth 5.2 cm
length 23.2 cm
width 13.2 cm


Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom


circa 1352 B.C. — 1336 B.C.


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


  1. Brunner-Traut, E.
    Egyptian artists' sketches; figured Oskraka from the Gayer-Anderson Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    [comments: no.17 p.44 pl.XIII]



Accession Number

E.GA.4508.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58959; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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