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Ptolemaic Royal Sculpture

Base of basalt statue of a king.
unknown provenance, queen
UC 14716
UC 16674
Page 1976: 90-91, no. 100

Sculpture models

Royal portraits in plaster are very common in the Ptolemaic Period. It is believed that they were associated with the sculpture workshops or were dedicated in honour of the rulers in a temple. The primary function remains under discussion, but it may be that they served both. Most of the examples in the Petrie Museum were found at Memphis.

heads made in plaster and sculpture models
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UC 16317 UC 33422 UC 33429 UC 28711 UC 300558


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