Statuette of the Lady Mi Standing
One of the finest wooden sculptures to survive from antiquity, this exquisitely carved figure of Lady Mi shows the elaborate wig and huge gold earrings worn by the great women of King Amunhotep's court. Both Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye allowed themselves to be represented as mature—rather than eternally youthful—individuals. Faithful courtiers followed the royal lead. The carver of this figure indicated the drooping breasts and sagging belly of an older woman beneath the gossamer linen of the dress.
- Medium: Wood, gilded
- Place Excavated: Medinet Ghurob, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 6 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (15.7 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm) Base: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 47.120.3
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statuette of the Lady Mi Standing, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Wood, gilded, 6 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (15.7 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 47.120.3. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)