Sculptor's Trial Piece showing a Nubian Head
- New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Akhenaten
- ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten), Sculptors' workshops in the town, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
- Limestone, paint
- h. 10.2 cm (4 in); w. 9 cm (3 9/16 in); d. 2 cm (13/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1922
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The heightened expressiveness with which the sculptor depicted the ethnic features of a Nubian (a native of the area south of Egypt) is characteristic of the art of Amarna. In particular, this work is reminiscent of the images of Nubians and West Asians found in Haremhab’s tomb at Saqqara, which he built for himself while he was still the chief of Tutankhamun’s army.