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Male Bust From a Group Statue
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Male Bust From a Group Statue

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This fragment was once part of a double statue and would have probably shown the man seated with his wife to his left. His costume is the same as that worn by the royal scribe Nahu, also shown here. The three stylized flesh folds on the official's upper abdomen were a conventionalized method of showing relatively advanced age and prosperity. The remaining hieroglyphic text (on the back) mentions Ptah and Sokar, gods associated with ancient Memphis, suggesting that this sculpture came from the official's tomb at Saqqara, which was the primary necropolis, or cemetery, of Memphis.
Date Description Narrative
7/14/1967Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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ca. 1300-1290 BCE (New Kingdom, late 18th-19th dynasty)
carved granodiorite
Accession Number
17 1/8 x 14 3/4 x 7 1/16 in. (43.5 x 37.5 x 18 cm)
  • Egypt, Saqqara (Place of Discovery)


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