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Sculptor's Model: King with
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Sculptor's Model: King with "Blue Crown"

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Description Sculptor's models were popular teaching aids among Ptolemaic workshops. Displayed on one side of this limestone plaque, in raised relief, is a kneeling king holding a wine jar in his hands. This carefully executed figure most likely served as a model for students. The plaque was cut from a larger piece which also originally served for training purposes. Three finished and two unfinished ears have been preserved, as well as a part of another ear, cut in half when the plaque was made smaller. Above the ears the beak of a vulture has also been preserved.
Date Description Narrative
7/24/1972Treatmentstabilized; cleaned
9/06/1972Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; coated
9/06/1972Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
  • Tools and Models: The Art of the Sculptor in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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ca. 200-80 BC (Greco-Roman)
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4 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 9/16 in. (11.6 x 6.2 x 1.4 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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