Sculptor's Model for a Mold used to make a Head Inlay

Object Name: 
Sculptor's Model for a Mold used to make a Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Sculptor's Model for a Mold used to make a Head Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
91.7.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.5 cm, W: 6.6 cm, Th: 2.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Purchased with donated funds from Robert & Nedra Joyce
Primary Description: 
Light brownish-pink earthenware; clay "tile" either molded or shaped by hand; modeled with hand tools; fired; possibly finished with hand tools and/or abrasive. Tile, probably square, with recessed panel, 4.1 cm wide, 4.7 cm high and 0.6 cm deep, in upper surface, probably at center. Panel contains profile face of man facing right in low relief. This consists of face, ear and neck (which is rounded at bottom), but without hair or wig.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKinley, Gawain, Source
1991-11-15
Color: 
Technique: 
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 126, #1; BIB# AI30154
Ancient Glass, Formerly the Kofler-Truniger Collection (1985-03) lot #255c;