27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR'S TRIAL RELIEF OF A PHARAOH
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Deeply carved, the profile head wearing a short baggy wig, trace of uraeus over his brow, his hair bound by a fillet, knotted at the back with two ribbons descending, a pair of ram's horns crowning his head, the back carved with a grid pattern, mounted
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high
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Cf. G. Steindorff, Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1946, nos. 332A and 334A for similar.
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