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Painted limestone striding statue of a man with left leg advanced, wearing a short echelonned wig and a kilt. The upper part of his face and nose is damaged. Considerable paint traces remain: red on face and body, blue on belt knot and turquoise on the tab and yellow on the kilt flap. Black originally covered the hair and all the nonfigural areas.

Details

  • ID
    MMA_L.1996.81
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2415, serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 0.800
  • Credit Line
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, loaned by Lewis M. Dubroff
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_21.2595
  • Object Ownership Information
    MMA_L.1996.81, loaned to MMA by Lewis M. Dubroff; deaccessioned MFAB_21.2595
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Institution
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Notes
    Excavated by the Harvard-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expediton in Giza in 1920, but not recorded in any object register book. Received in 1921 from the Egyptian Government by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the allotment of finds (MFAB_21.2595). Deaccessioned September 21, 1978; now in collection of Lewis M. Dubroff on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, since 1996.
  • Remarks
    MFAB_21.2595 deaccessioned = collection of Lewis M. Dubroff on loan to Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MMA_L.1996.81.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA and MMA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Sanborn, Ashton. "Recent Acquisitions from Egypt. New Installation of the Primitive and Old Empire Rooms." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 20, No. 11 (April 1922), p. 25, unnumbered fig.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 56.

Photos 20

Institutions 1