1550- 1292 B.C.
This limestone head, possibly the representation of a pharaoh is what is usually called a ‘sculptor’s model’, a piece that may have served as a model for an ancient Egyptian artist, although some scholars believe that they were trial pieces or votive or cult objects.
Wearing a headband over his forebrow, which may be the remains of a nemes headcloth. The facial features are finely sculpted, with large, almond shaped eyes, eyebrows, a finely shaped nose and a fleshy smiling mouth, the remarkable beauty of this piece is testament to the unparalleled Egyptian art of the XVIII Dynasty.
With Tano, 1942.
In the Private Collection of Maurice Bouvier (1901-1981).
Sold at: Arts Dâ€™Orient, Boisgirard, 1stÂ June 2007, Lot 84 (accompanied by French Cultural Passport 068954).
With David Aaron Ltd, acquired from the above sale.
Antikenmuseum Basel, 1998-2001.
Arts Dâ€™Orient, Boisgirard, 1stÂ June 2007, Lot 84