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
ca. 1759-1675 B.C.E.
early XIII Dynasty
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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/16/2007
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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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