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Sculptor's Model of a Vulture Hieroglyph
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Sculptor's Model of a Vulture Hieroglyph


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Sculptor's models were used in the workshops of craftsmen for training and demonstration purposes. This two-dimensional model, executed in raised relief, displays a vulture. The image represents the hieroglyphic script sign "aleph" (which does not exist in the English alphabet), and was a model for large-scale temple inscriptions.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/24/1972Treatmentcleaned
4/17/1995Loan Considerationexamined for loan
8/06/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance S. Pozzi sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 25-27 June 1919, lot. 297; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 300-160 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.36
Measurements
5 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 7/8 in. (14 x 16 x 2.3 cm); framed: 7 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. (20 x 24 x 8 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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