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I want to credit Karen H Taylor, who first posted those photos. As far as forms are concerned, the Egyptians had already invented plywood, as evidenced by a coffin from the 3rd Dynasty. Plywood has a number of other uses as well, including the building of forms, as it is used today. The Middle Kingdom sculptor Irtysen, whose funery stela is in the Louvre, claimed 'to know how to make mixtures which melt without the need for fire and which will not dissolve in water'. Check out the workshop of Thutmosis the sculptor, from the reigns of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, where busts of the royal family, including Nefertiti, were found. Multiple plaster molds of these figures/faces were found, waiting to be copied, the limestone statues of which were in the Mansoor collection until recent times. This suggests that the art of using agglomerated stone in statuary was not lost to the Egyptians by New Kingdom times. Cheers, Rick

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