Statuette of a man holding a naos

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 27
525–404 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 40.5 x 12 x 27 cm (15 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.930

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of priest with realistic head, eyes inlaid, wearing robe draped under arms and crossed over at front of chest. Left foot forward. He holds a portable shrine before him with both hands. Shrine is empty. On base.

Provenance

Said to be from Hermopolis Magna. By 1965: Ernst E. Kofler Collection; 1965: Purchased from Ernst E. Kofler by the MFA.
(Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund