Fragmentary statue of an official

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 28.5 x 37.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.396

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The upper half of a seated statue of an official, now broken off at the waist and suffering from cracks throughout the torso. The official wears a shoulder-length, striated wig that leaves the ears entirely exposed, and a short beard.The eyes have curved upper and lower lids, with a cosmetic line squared off at the end. The eyebrows do not curve downward at the center to follow the cosmetic line. The official’s arms are crossed on his chest. No garment is indicated.

Provenance

By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutelakis June 7, 1972.
(Accession Date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund