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Double-Sided Votive Relief

Double-Sided Votive Relief

305–30 BCE
(332 BCE–395 CE), Ptolemaic dynasty (305–30 BCE)
Overall: 8.3 x 6.5 x 1.4 cm (3 1/4 x 2 9/16 x 9/16 in.)
Location: 107 Egyptian


Trial pieces—carved on limestone flakes, or ostraca—and sculptors' models allow us to see how the ancient Egyptian artist approached his work. Showing a wild dog's head on one side and a profile figure on the other, these pieces are masterpieces in their own right, and were probably meant to be copied.
  • Purchased from Nicolas Tano, Cairo, by Lucy Olcott Perkins through Henry W. Kent
  • Berman, Lawrence M., and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999 Reproduced: p. 471; Mentioned: p.471-2
  • {{cite web|title=Double-Sided Votive Relief|url=false|author=|year=305–30 BCE|access-date=21 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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