Statuette of a Cloaked Figure
Late Dynasty 12 sculptors introduced a new subject: the male figure wearing a full-length, enveloping cloak. This new form—demonstrated by the example seen here—may reflect a sense of introspection evident in later Middle Kingdom texts, or it could refer to Osiris, god of the dead, who was buried in mummy bandages.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in. (23 x 13.7 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: 41.83
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statuette of a Cloaked Figure, ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in. (23 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.83. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)