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Statuary

Object Number:E9218
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Abydos
Locus: D 11
Period: Late Period
Twenty-Sixth Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: 664 - 525 BCE
Early Date: -665
Late Date: -524
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Iconography:Sculptor's Model
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
Other Number:AES 1907 - Other Number

Description

Head of a statue or sculptor's model. The presence of gilding on the face, head and right ear may indicate its use as statuary. It depicts a rather roughly done head and neck of a royal figure. The king wears a ureaus at his brow. The eyes are inlaid with glass eyes made with black, blue and white glass.

Bibliography:

[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. "Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 42-51 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 51, fig23View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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