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Nude Male Bust
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Nude Male Bust

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Description The small fragment was part of a statuette made of hard, high quality wood. The arms and the lower part of the body are now lost. It is likely that the artist reused material left from another, official commission, to piece together this figure. The figure is carved in the round and has a shaven head. His eyes are painted. He has pins in the shoulder for the attachment of his arms. The piece is finished at the waist, and has a hole through the core. It was probably set on a separately made lower body.
  • Carved for Immortality. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown] [as XII Dynasty. Assiout]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purachase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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2119-1793 BC (Middle Kingdom)
dark red wood with black and white paint
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H: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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