Statuette of an official

Egyptian
Late Period, late Dynasty 26 or early Dynasty 27
600–500 B.C.


Dimensions

14.2 x 7.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

1970.509

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Probably from the Nile Delta (as suggested by B. V. Bothmer); known to have been copied in Egypt or Europe prior to World War II (text published in Belegstellen to Worterbuch III, 327.2 and Worterbuch V, 521.12, where it is listed as "Statue im Handel (Var 31)"); by 1970, in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar; given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar in memory of William Stevenson Smith November 10, 1970.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar in memory of William Stevenson Smith