Male figure from a model

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


Height x width: 18.7 x 4.7 cm (7 3/8 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 left foot and part of the left leg are missing, as is the right arm. A portion of the right foot is missing. The left arm is raised, and is partially missing. The figure is painted a deep brownihs-red color with black for the hair and white for the kilt/skirt he wears. The face is in slightly battered condition and exhibits signs of insect damage.


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