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Sculptor's Model with a Relief of a Goose
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Sculptor's Model with a Relief of a Goose


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Known as "the Great Cackler," Geb was said to have laid the cosmic egg that contained the sun and, thus, was honored as the father of the gods. The image of a goose is also a script sign and was used to write the term "son." This term was an important part of the royal titulary system, as in the title "Son of Re (sun god)."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/24/1972Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; coated
8/16/2000Treatmenttechnical study; other
Exhibitions
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Khawam Brothers, Cairo; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Creator
Period
ca. 304-145 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.268
Measurements
6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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