Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
In the Thirteenth Dynasty, statues of "middleclass" Egyptians such as minor bureaucrats, servants, and artists frequently showed their subjects in family groups rather than individually. This badly damaged family statuette was made for a humble man (second from left) and his wife (second from right).
ca. 1675-after 1630 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 13
Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period
7 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 7/16 in. (18.8 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm) (show scale)
Style of inscription shows considerable hieratic influence.
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
Black granite group-statuette of s’nb-nb-(I’) and three members of his family. Figures stand in row with hands at sides, feet together. Plinth, which extends to necks only of figures, inscribed with four lightly incised columns of names, now badly worn.
Condition: Bad. All heads missing. Inscription. Badly rubbed. Pedestal broken at corners. Numerous chips.
This item is not on view
Group Statuette, ca. 1675-after 1630 B.C.E. Granite, 7 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 7/16 in. (18.8 x 13.5 x 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, 16.580.148. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.148_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 12/11/2007
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