Statuette of a Striding Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
These three statues, from three different periods, were all carved from limestone. This kind of stone occurs in different grades from soft to hard. The harder the limestone, the more difficult to carve and the more skilled the sculptor must be. Soft limestone reveals less detail. Though nearly all ancient Egyptian statues were painted, the paint on the statuette hides the lower-grade stone used here.
All three statues would have been used in the tomb as a place for the ka-soul to reside and accept food offerings for the deceased from the living.
ca. 2288-2170 B.C.E.
late VI Dynasty
6 7/8 × 2 5/16 × 3 1/8 in. (17.5 × 5.8 × 8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Statuette of a Striding Man, ca. 2288-2170 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 6 7/8 × 2 5/16 × 3 1/8 in. (17.5 × 5.8 × 8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.238. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.238_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 16.238_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Painted limestone statuette of a standing man. Conventional Old Kingdom posture. Incised necklace, plain kilt. Wig of 6th dynasty type. Plinth runs up to pelvis. No inscription.
Condition: Flesh painted red, kilt white, base and plinth yellow. Assembled from three fragments
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