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Sculptor's model for the head of a king
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI 664 BCE-525 BCE

Medium
plaster
Measurements
17.5 × 10.0 × 10.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
4160-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Model of a royal head with the royal headdress and uraeus. The features are well executed with distinctly softer modelling around the nose and mouth, a feature indicative of the Ptolemaic Period. The facial features are quite worn and the back of the headdress, from the ears, has broken away.