Statuette of Governor Djehutynakht

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1126

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Wooden figure of a striding man. He is standing on a base. He wears a short wig that is painted black. The eyes and eyebrows are also painted black. There are traces of yellow plaster on the body. The arms are at his sides with doubled fists. The arms are separate pieces, which fit into sockets at the shoulders. He wears a short skirt. The left leg is advanced. The toes of his right foot are broken off and missing. He fits into sockets in the rectangular base. The top of the pedestal is painted black, the sides are red.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. May 1915: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition