Seated statuette of Senwosret III

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dyn. 12, reign of Senwosret III
1878–1841 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sinai

Dimensions

Height as restored: 26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

05.195a-c

Medium or Technique

Limestone (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Three fragments of a seated statuette of Senwosret III in red limestone with traces of blue paint. Now restored. (a) head and upper torso, broken at the neck, (b) part of base with feet, (c) left knee with hand on lap. Lower part restored in plaster. The king wears a nemes headdress with uraues and pleated kilt.

Provenance

From Sinai. 1905: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription