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Archeological Object

Model of sculpture

Model of sculpture with the head of the king wearing the kheperesh.

The sculpture model whose corners of the plate maintain the original thickness of the limestone with didactic purpose and on the figure one can see the lines of a small black square of 4 cm that represents the guide in respect to the proportions. The elegant and rounded shaping gives it a late date, probably Ptolemaic; the shape is a face of a king wearing the kheperesh crown, the distinguishing war helmet of a pharaoh. On the back of the table there is a sketch of a male head and various tests of engraving made with different instruments.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40015
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:

Model of sculpture with the head of the king wearing the kheperesh.

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Ptolemain period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 22,4
  Width: 18
  Depth: 2,3

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.28 (cat.86), tavv. 121-122
1990, Fiore Marocchetti E. in AAVV  “Il senso dell’arte nell’Antico Egiito” (catalogo della mostra),  p.187, scheda 135, fig.190
1991, Tiradritti F. in “Egitto a Milano. Nuove acquisizioni e restauri” (catalogo della mostra),  p. 67, scheda V.1

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