Statuette of an official

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30
381–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.397

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Upper part of a statuette in hard stone, portraying an anonymous official. He wears a shoulder-length bag wig. The nose is now missing and the body is mising below the breast. Originally, the official would have held a small shrine or naos.

Provenance

1972: Purchased on behalf of the MFA at auction (Munzen und Medaillen, Auction 46, April 28, 1972, No. 85, page 48, plate 23) by Dr. Herbert Kahn, Basel; purchased by the MFA from Dr. Cahn June 7, 1972.

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund