Statue of male official - ROM2018_16271_24


Statue of male official

Medium:Carved red and black granite
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 2494-2181 BC
Period: 5th-6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
23.6 × 25.8 × 14.5 cm
Object number: 910.92.4
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionHead and upper torso of male figure. The hair flows in straight carved striations from a centre part down to the shoulders. Full broad face with carved eyes with an upper eyelid indicated  His right eye and nose are damaged. Full cheeks, horzontal line for mouth with modelled upper and lower lips and a small round chin. The chest is pair with a slight indication of the sternum and breats. Thw top of the arms are preserved and they are joined to the body. The edge of the statue is preserved on the figure's right, but not on the left;  it is likely that he was originally part of a pair statue, perhaps with his wife represented on his left side.
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