Small Statue of Imhotep
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
4 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 2 5/16 in. (11.5 x 3 x 5.8 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Small Statue of Imhotep, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 2 5/16 in. (11.5 x 3 x 5.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.373E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.373E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
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Bronze figure of Imhotep. The god is shown in a seated position with his feet resting upon a representation of a footrest. The throne upon which he was meant to sit was made separately and is missing. The god wears a tight-fitting cap, broad collar, and a long pleated skirt. In his two hands he holds the ends of a papyrus represented as unrolled across his lap. Inscribed on the roll are two lines of an unclear inscription which seems to give the name Imhotep.
Condition: A black patina with splotches of cuprite here and there. Solid cast. Some pitting of surface and three spots of disease.
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