Statuette of a Cloaked Figure
Late Dynasty 12 sculptors introduced a new subject: the male figure wearing a full-length, enveloping cloak. This new form—demonstrated by the example seen here—may reflect a sense of introspection evident in later Middle Kingdom texts, or it could refer to Osiris, god of the dead, who was buried in mummy bandages.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in. (23 x 13.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 41.83
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statuette of a Cloaked Figure, ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in. (23 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.83. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Yellow limestone statuette of a seated man. He wears a long cloak drawn tightly around body and grasped with right hand. Left hand extended flat on breast, palm down. Pleated wig. Simple block throne with plinth extending up to base of wig. Inscription on plinth, sides of throne and base. Name lost. Inscriptions: inscriptions on throne seem to be conventional offering formula texts. Inscription on plinth not entirely clear. “An offering which the king gives and Geb for” are the following words titles of the deceased? Condition: Broken at hips and assembled. Major portion of sides and back of throne missing. Portion of left foot missing. Area around left knee missing. Remains of paint, entire cloak originally painted pinkish-red. Wig and eyes painted black.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)