Male figure from a model

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 or 12
2061–1783 B.C.


Height x width: 19.6 x 4.7 cm (7 11/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This figure from a wooden model depicts a striding man. The figure is painted a deep brownish-red with black used for the short hair. He wears a white skirt/kilt. The surface is battered and worn. Both arms and the left foot are missing. The right leg is broken off at the knee. The left leg has a hole for a dowel for attachment to a larger model scene. Most of the figure’s face is now missing.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way