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Limestone bust of a ruler: E.GA.3209.1943

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Titles

Limestone bust of a ruler

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Bust of king, sculptor's trial piece.

Measurements and weight

Length: 11 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

Thirtieth Dynasty or Ptolemaic
Circa -380 - Circa 3001 -30

Note

Dating to either Dynasty 30 or the Ptolemaic period, such busts were used as models in workshops throughout Egypt. This would ensure continuity of the royal 'portrait' type.

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3209.1943
Primary reference Number: 57639
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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