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Fragment of Seated Statue

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 17 11/16 × 12 × 16 15/16 in. (45 × 30.5 × 43 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Vertical column of inscription on the front of the kilt; two columns on the back pillar.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1512E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Seated Statue, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Limestone, 17 11/16 × 12 × 16 15/16 in. (45 × 30.5 × 43 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1512E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1512E_NegC_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1512E_NegC_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of a seated limestone statue of the Vizier and Mayor Ptahmose. Ptahmose wears a long skirt which laps over on his left side. This garment reaches down nearly to his ankles. His left hand is open, palm down, on his right knee, fist down, holding a double piece of linen which is pleated and fringed. The upper part of the body from the waist up is missing. All four sides of the chair upon which Ptahmose sits are carved with relief to imitate wood openwork. On the front of the skirt is a vertical column of hieroglyphs, and there are two columns of hieroglyphs on the back pillar. Condition: Upper part of figure missing; stone blackened; large chips on seat and figure.
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