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To whom represents this egiptian bust?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: To whom represents this egiptian bust? Reply with quote

(First of all, sorry for my English)

To whom does this egiptian bust represent?:



My father bought this bust about 30 years ago in Egipt, and he (and me also) would like to know to whom could it represent. My father bought this bust to a child who went into the bus my father was, with this bust inside a white cloth. It weighs about 4 kilograms.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say nobody... I mean, I can not think of an Ancient Egyptian original what could have served as a model. A souvenir from the cheaper kind, in my view, not beautiful or well done. But for taste, of course, can not really argue... Often the associated memories are so much more important.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It mildly, very mildly resembles this wooden statue (below) of Amenhotep I...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nefer-Ankhe wrote:
It mildly, very mildly resembles this wooden statue (below) of Amenhotep I...



I wouldn't say the two resemble each other at all, and that Lutz's comment is probably right: it doesn't represent anyone at all.

It's typical tourist trade dreck you find throughout Egypt, hawked by children and adult hawkers alike, with features out of proportion, and telling items (such as the vulture/uraeus snake atop the head) ill-conceived and poorly represented.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it does resemble some of the facial features of the Akhenaten family. Especially their renditions in 2 dimensions. Here is a bust of Tiye I think resembles it.

[img]https://alchetron.com/Tiye-1045128-W#-[/img]

This image is found here at Alchetron.com

https://alchetron.com/Tiye-1045128-W#-

The bust you bought looks like a younger rendition of her. She looks older in these photos.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the most beautiful objects of the Berlin Egyptian Museum to compare with this Made-in-China-plastic-nonsense... That can not be serious Question Exclamation

I'm going to think that you have never seen this masterpiece of Egyptian art with your own eyes. Otherwise I can not explain this...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I have not, it is true too, sometimes you have to see things in person to really feel them.
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