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"Carved Limestone Plaque depicting the Pharaoh, Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti. (the Wilbour Plaque)

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"Carved Limestone Plaque depicting the Pharaoh, Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti. (the Wilbour Plaque)

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2021

Sepia ink and watercolor on paper

Unique Work

Dimensions: 30.5cm (H) x 38.1cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 12" (H) x 15" (W) x 1" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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The ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten broke with tradition and decreed that all official art would be in a more naturalistic style, depicting the Pharaoh and his queen as they looked in life. This carved stone plaque was made as a sculptors model and was never meant to be completely finished, hence the tool marks. Many people think that Nefertiti's head is elongated, but it just looks that way, because she is wearing a soft crown in that shape. By using tiny pen points and a series of dots and very small marks I tried to render this piece as believable as possible. The image is 6"x8" and is framed at 12"x15" All materials are acid free and the piece is archivally mounted, matted, framed and ready to hang. This is an original drawing and there are no prints or reproductions.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1948

Hometown: COLUMBIA

Based in: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1948. From a very early age I began to draw and paint and now at 74 I am still doing it. After serving in the Army I came back to the US and enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute, where I earned a degree in painting and printmaking. In 1975 I moved to New York City, where I had a painting studio in a loft in the garment district. While In New York, I produced a number of large abstract oil paintings while I studied and did research at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. In 1980 I moved to Southern California, where I had studios in Ventura and Ojai. During this time I painted a number of landscapes and narrative paintings. In 1983 I moved to Japan, where I lived for 2 years and studied traditional Japanese painting and scroll making. I had a number of solo exhibitions while living there. In 1985 I returned to Southern California and continued to paint until I moved to South Carolina in 2002. I now maintain a studio here in Columbia, South Carolina, where I paint every day.


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