Block Statue of the Son of Tita
Developed in the beginning of Dynasty 12, the block statue was probably the most significant and long-lasting artistic innovation of its time. The form did not prove immediately popular—only 56 Middle Kingdom examples are known—but in each succeeding period it became more common. Scholars have identified 179 surviving pieces from the New Kingdom (Dynasties 18–20). By the Late Period (Dynasties 26–31), block statues were the most prevalent sculptural type. Nearly one thousand examples are known.
- Medium: Granite
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: height: 26 3/8 in. (67 cm) base: 17 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (44.5 x 8.5 x 34 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: 36.617
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Block Statue of the Son of Tita, ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E. Granite, height: 26 3/8 in. (67 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.617. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)