Statuette of the official Tjutju

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut
1473–1458 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 42.5 x 14.3 x 27.8 cm, 22.7 kg (16 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 10 15/16 in., 50 lb.)

Accession Number

1979.38

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The official Tjutju is portrayed seated, wearing an enveloping ankle-length cloak and striated wig. The facial features are characteristic of the early New Kingdom. An inscription wraps entirely around the base of the statue, including Tjutju’s name and titles and an offering formula.

Provenance

1979: purchased by the MFA at Christie, Manson and Woods auction January 25, 1979 (Important Classical, Western Asiatic and Egyptian Antiquities, cat. no. 199, pp. 69-71).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. D. P. Kimball and William Truman Aldrich by exchange