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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE DOUBLE-SIDED SCULPTOR'S MODEL
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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE DOUBLE-SIDED SCULPTOR'S MODEL

DYNASTY XXX TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 380-30 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE DOUBLE-SIDED SCULPTOR'S MODEL
DYNASTY XXX TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD,
380-30 B.C.
Each side sculpted in raised relief, one depicting the head of a corpulent child-god in profile to the right, wearing a cap-crown surmounted by a uraeus, the streamer falling onto the shoulder, wearing the side lock of youth and a crescent-shaped earring with a globular pendant; and the other depicting the head of a pharaoh in profile to the right, wearing the Blue Crown fronted by a uraeus, its tail following the upper curved surface of the crown, preserving traces of pigment on the face and crown
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired in Egypt, 1952.
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Lot Essay

For similarly depicted profile images of late Dynasty XXX and early Ptolemaic pharaohs wearing the Blue Crown see pls. LXXXVIIb (Nectanebo II) and XCVa (Alexander the Great) in Mysliwiec, Royal Portraiture of the Dynasties XXI-XXX.

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