Fragmentary Statuette of a Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Great Hall, Southwest, 1st floor
Unlike most faience statuettes from this period that were made as funerary figurines, this rare example represents an individual. The deep blue glaze, imitating the imported semiprecious stone called lapis lazuli, might have been used to indicate that the subject was a foreigner.
ca. 1479-1390 B.C.E.
2 1/8 × 1 1/2 × 7/8 in. (5.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragmentary Statuette of a Man, ca. 1479-1390 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/8 × 1 1/2 × 7/8 in. (5.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.334E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.334E_erg456.jpg)
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Upper part of a figure of a man in deep blue faience, perhaps imitating lapis lazuli. May have been modeled by hand, with details added before firing with a pointed tool. The figure stood with his arms at his sides. He wore a kilt (top preserved) as well as a broad collar necklace. A back pillar extending about 3/4 of the way up the back of his head; its corners are slightly rounded.
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