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Statue of a Seated Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Quartzite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early XIII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 27 1/2 in. (69.8 cm) Base: 4 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (12 x 41.3 x 42.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statue of a Seated Man, ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E. Quartzite, 27 1/2 in. (69.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 62.77.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.62.77.1_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Red-brown (with tinge of purple) quartzite statue of a man seated with legs folded under him, and wearing long plain cloak clasped in right hand, the left hand extended against breast, flat. Rippled wig with flaring sides and pointed ends, the face a portrait. High, almost square base with incomplete inscription across front top. Name lost. Condition: Upper half of statue virtually intact, nose chipped as are one point of wig, upper right arm and tips of fingers. Lower half of statue (from elbows down) in poor condition. Second half of inscription with title and name lost. Base is in about five pieces.
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