Seated male from a boat model

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 170

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

13.3795

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This wooden figure from a tomb model depicts a seated male figure on a high backed chair. It was likely originally a component of a boat model. The man is bald. Some black and white paint remains as detailing around the eyes. His hands rest on his lap. Workmanship is fairly crude. The wood is cracked and split, and the lap of the figure is very deteriorated. Many surfaces now carry incrustations.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, SF 170. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition