Statuette of a man

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 8.3 x 4.5 cm (11 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1651

Medium or Technique

Wood

Out on Loan

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Standing figure of the tomb owner wearing a long kilt with projecting apron whose pattern of horizontal lines may represent folds in the fabric. His head is shaven.

Provenance

Said to be from Asyut. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1651-03.1652) for £40. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund