Sculptor's Model of a FalconReplica Size: 10.5 x 10.4 x 1.7 cm
Replica: artificial stone
Egyptian, Late Period till Ptolemaic, 4th-2nd century B.C.
The relief shows the hieroglyph of a standing falcon and serves as model in a sculptor's workshop. On the lower edge squares are visible, the remains of a quadratic network which ensured that the hieroglyph adhered to the specified proportions. The falcon is carefully executed, the different feathers illustrated the various techniques available.