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Archeological Object

Double model sculpture

Double model sculpture with a male and female bust.

The sculpture model whose upper corners of the plate maintain the original thickness of the limestone with didactic purpose and on the figure one can see the red perimeter and central lines that represent the guide in respect to the proportions. The elegant and rounded shaping gives it a late date, probably Ptolemaic; the male figure is characterized by the elaborate wig that looks like a real exercise of sculptural virtuosity, with the interior black holes of the curls and the folds on the neck. On the back of the table a female bust whose surface seems unfinished; there are visible traces of the chisel. The figure is characterized by the headdress of vulture skin that usually indicates a queen.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40016
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased in 1886
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Model
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Double model sculpture with a male and female bust.

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Ptolemain period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 25,8
  Width: 21,9
  Depth: 2,7

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.28 (cat.87), tavv. 123-124
1990, Fiore Marocchetti E. in AAVV “Il senso dell’arte nell’Antico Egiito” (catalogo della mostra) p.186, scheda 134 figg.pp. 188-189
1991, Tiradritti F. in “Egitto a Milano. Nuove acquisizioni e restauri” (catalogo della mostra), p. 67, scheda V.2

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