Figure of a Striding Man with a Long Kilt

Middle Kingdom

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This fine statuette depicts a man with a large shaved head and a long kilt. Based on comparison with more complete statues, the figure originally held a ritual object in his outstretched proper right hand, while the left arm probably hung vertically at his side. The rounded breasts, rippled flesh, and slightly swelling abdomen all indicate a mature individual. The statue was likely originally deposited in a burial, or perhaps stood in a cult chamber, where it received offerings on behalf of the deceased.

Figure of a Striding Man with a Long Kilt, Wood

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