Early Metal Sculpture
Although ancient texts reveal that the Egyptians fashioned copper statuary in human form at least as early Dynasty 2, this Middle Kingdom statuette is one of the oldest preserved examples. The figure stands in a traditional pose, with the same type of kilt and short hair that appear on many stone images of officials.
- Medium: Copper
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in. (14.4 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1274
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Early Metal Sculpture, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Copper, 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in. (14.4 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1274. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)