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Egyptian limestone sculptor's model of a king's head

Image attached to E.GA.91.1949

An image of Figure/Statue. A Sculptor's Model. King's head, wearing nemes and uraeus (cobra), broken off at neck, roughly finished surface. Production Place/Find Spot: Egypt. Limestone, carved. Late Period-Ptolemaic. Production Note: Rulers of Dynasty 30 and the Ptolemaic period used this 'portrait type'. The continuation was probably a deliberate attempt to associate the new Greek rulers with the last Egyptian dynasty.

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Figure/Statue. A Sculptor's Model. King's head, wearing nemes and uraeus (cobra), broken off at neck, roughly finished surface. Production Place/Find Spot: Egypt. Limestone, carved. Late Period-Ptolemaic. Production Note: Rulers of Dynasty 30 and the Ptolemaic period used this 'portrait type'. The continuation was probably a deliberate attempt to associate the new Greek rulers with the last Egyptian dynasty.

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  • Accession Number: E.GA.91.1949
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Mark Box
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 142.00kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2012:04:11 16:08:34

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Ancient Egypt antiquity carved Egyptian faces figure Fitz_ANT hair head headdress heads kings limestone male nemes portraits Ptolemaic Ptolemaic Dynasty royal royalty rulers sculpture snake uraei Uraeus

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