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Group Statuette

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).

MEDIUM Granite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1675-after 1630 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XIII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 7/16 in. (18.8 x 13.5 x 8.8 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Style of inscription shows considerable hieratic influence.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.580.148
    CREDIT LINE 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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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.580.148_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 12/11/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (83%)
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