Fragmentary statuette of an official

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Dimensions

height x width 16 x 12 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.360

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Upper part of a statuette of an official. Since only the upper part of the statue is preserved, it is not entirely certain whether the owner was represented seated, as seems likely, or standing. The anonymous official wears a garment with short sleeves and a drawstring collar, tied with the ends showing. The nose, now damaged, was broad. The lips are carefully rendered with a sharply defined philtrum, thick lower lip, and carved edging.

Provenance

By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutelakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutelakis May 10, 1972.

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund