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Statue of a Seated Man in a Cloak

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13
Date:
ca. 1802–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 31 cm (12 3/16 in); width of base 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); depth of base 21 cm (8 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.73
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
The large wig shows that this small cloaked figure was carved during the Thirteenth Dynasty. The eyes and eyebrows are shaped archaistically in the manner of the early Middle Kingdom.
Formerly Theodore M. Davis Collection. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accessioned, 1930.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 209, fig. 126.

Robins, Gay 2001. Egyptian Statues, Shire Egyptology, 26. Princes Risborough, 49, fig. 46.

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