Statuette of Nakht
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
Findspot: Egypt, Asyut, Tomb 7 (Nakht)
Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
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.
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)
Emily Esther Sears Fund