Seated statue of Wesi
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, probably reign of Thutm
Height x width x depth: 46.5 x 31.5 cm (18 5/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
The scribe Wesi is dressed in a long kilt that ends above the ankles. His facial features are typical of sculpture made in the reign of Thutmose III. The sides of the seat are inscribed each with five vertical lines of hieroglyphic text. There are traces of white pigment in the eyes; the left elbow is missing.
From Thebes, found in tomb pit towards north end of Dra Abu el-Naga. 1909: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the the Egyptian Research Account; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account through Rev. William Copley Winslow.
(Accession Date: December 10, 1909)
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