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Egypt Picture - Sculptor Trial with Two Royal Portraits


Sculptor Trial with Two Royal Portraits


JE 59294 Cairo Antiquity Museum


Material: Linestone
Size: Height:23 cm; Width: 31 cm
Location: El-Amarna
Excavation: J.D.S. Pendlebury's Excavations of 1932-1933
Period: 18th Dynasty, Reign of Akhenaten (1353-1335 BC)

Scholars are not sure whether these faces both belong to Akenaten, or one of him and one of his successor, Smenkhkare. This trial was used by the sculpture to work out his composition. Usually, the artist used such trials to work out artistic problems prior working on the final statue.

Sculptor Trial with Two Royal Portraits

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