Block Statue of Min, Overseer of the Weavers
The texts on this statue identify the subject as a man named Min, an overseer of weavers. The block statue, invented in the Middle Kingdom, shows a figure sitting on the ground, often enveloped in a cloak from which only his head and hands emerge. This compact form was well suited to the heavily traveled outer rooms of temples. The broad, striated wig and the placement of the short inscription running vertically between the figure's knees suggest that the sculptor followed a Middle Kingdom prototype.
- Medium: Schist
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 6 in. (23.5 x 11.4 x 15.2 cm) Base: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) (show scale)
- Inscriptions: A single line of inscription down the front and another one around the base.
- 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: 37.249E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Block Statue of Min, Overseer of the Weavers, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E. Schist, 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 6 in. (23.5 x 11.4 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.249E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Gray-green schist block statue of Min. Cloak envelopes entire body, except for his hands, the right one clutching a handkerchief.
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)