Statuette of Nakht

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1878 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Asyut, Tomb 7 (Nakht)

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1775

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a finely carved wooden statuette depicting an Egyptian official in a standard, striding pose with left leg advanced. He wears calf-length pleated kilt. Traces of black and white paint remain. Carved rectular pegs below the statuette’s feet provide attachment points for slotting into its rectangular base.

Provenance

From Asyut, tomb 7 (tomb of Nakht). 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund