Sculptor's Trial Piece card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Sculptor's Trial Piece


Currently not on display


Sculptor's trial piece in limestone with profile of a head facing left. This may possibly represent a pharaoh wearing a crown. Marked with the find number 439 indicating it was excavated in the east room of the rooms flanking the Central Halls of the Great Palace at Tell el-Amarna during the 1935-6 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society, along with many other sculptor's trial pieces in limestone now kept in museums worldwide. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the Egypt Exploration Society in return for their excavation subscription. Find number 35/439.