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.
|9/06/1972||Treatment||cleaned; stabilized; coated|
|9/06/1972||Treatment||cleaned; 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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