1979.0013 (Sculpture)

Egyptian temple type limestone cut block relief; yellow-tan colored stone, black painted designs & accents; relief of human head, wearing decorative headdress, large facial features, nose, eyes, ears & mouth, right-side of block; relief of stone pillar decorative black lines, left-side of block; rimmed edge on top; relief attached to black painted wooden stand, green felt covered base, brass metal pegs; bottom of stand marked "4., 670, A8025 Egypt, Amarna Period"; right & left sides of relief are rough, uneven stone; black wooden stand. Limestone cut block relief; yellow-tan colored stone, black painted designs and accents; relief of human head, wearing decorative headdress, large facial features, nose, eyes, ears and mouth, right side of block; relief of stone pillar, decorative black lines, left side of block; rimmed edge on top; relief attached to black painted wooden stand, green felt covered base, brass metal pegs; bottom of stand marked "4., 70, A8025 Egypt, Amarna Period"; right and left sides of relief are rough, uneven stone; top is carved flat. Egyptian Bas relief. According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, this is a piece off of a private altar. It's a bit odd in that there is no room at the top for the headdress, and there is no shaped head apparent. Possibly a forgery? (Too much relief with blurry outlines. Originals are flatter relief with crisp outlines. People are not usually depicted at the top of the band). Oct 2005.