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Limestone sculptor's model: E.GA.4338.1943

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Limestone sculptor's model


Head and shoulders of royal female or goddess on one side (identified by vulture head-dress). The other side has an image of a young boy. It is possible that the female figure is a deified Ptolemaic queen, Cleopatra III or VII; the boy would be the son with whom each queen ruled. Sculptor's trial piece.

Measurements and weight

Length: 18 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)


Circa -332 - Circa -30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4338.1943
Primary reference Number: 58797
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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