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Upper Part of a Statue

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
late Dynasty 12 to early Dynasty 13
Date:
ca. 1859–1750 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Quartzite
Dimensions:
H. 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in); W. 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Frederick P. Huntley Bequest, 1959
Accession Number:
59.26.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
The large ears and hooded eyes of this exceptinally sensitive image are seen in many later Middle Kingdom representations, continuing the artistic tradition of Twelfth Dynasty royal portraits. The jutting mouth, small chin, and angularly defined breasts are known from Dynasty 13 works.
Purchased from the Mathias Komor Gallery, 1959.

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