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Male Figure

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This thin plaque carved in fine low relief shows a male figure dressed in a striped kilt, belt, broad collar necklace, and plain long wig. He kneels on one knee and holds papyrus stalks inlaid with faience at either side. Below the figure (carved of the same piece) is a lotus inlaid with faience, which is on top of a rectuangular panel with geometric inlays. The details of the figure are carved on the back of the piece. The back of the lotus and of the rectangle are flat. There is a red pigment under the inlay. The carving appears to be genuine, but the composition of the piece is unusual.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions INSCR/'DIEU NIL 18 DYN 17 AV JC'
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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hippopoamtus ivory (?), blue faience, black semiglassy faience
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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