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|Collection:||Antiquities - Ancient Egypt|
Sculptors often prepared trial pieces in soft stone as a practice before they began work on the final statue. This one depicts the head of a Ptolemaic king. It was made at a time when there was increasingly Greek influence on Egyptian art; it possibly represents a deliberate attempt to preserve native Egyptian artistic traditions.
|Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust, 1969.|
|Place of Origin:||Egypt|
|Place of Excavation:||Egypt|