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Standing Man
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Standing Man


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Description Once part of a statue placed in a temple as a votive gift, the sculpture shows an elderly man with firmly set facial features. When complete, the statue showed the owner offering a "naos" or shrine, to his god. Signs of age, with hints of bittersweet emotion, appear only in the private sculpture of the Late Period and Ptolemaic Period, never in royal works. This is in direct opposition to works of the Middle Kingdom where signs of age, weariness, and care appeared first in royal facial features.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
9/18/1998Treatmentother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st century BCE-1st century CE (Ptolemaic-Roman (?))
Medium
carved gray-black basalt
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.395
Measurements
6 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in. (17.5 x 11 x 8.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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