Statuette of Wah

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105

This statuette, intended to serve as a home for Wah's spirit, depicts a young man in the prime of life. Full of vigor, the little figure has the imposing presence of a much larger statue. The linen wrap may imitate the type of long skirt worn by Middle Kingdom officials. Beneath this, the figure wears the more typical short kilt, carved into the wood and painted white.

Statuette of Wah, Cedar, plaster, paint, linen

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