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Block statue of Djedptahiufankh

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Block statuette showing Djedptahiufankh seated on the ground with his knees drawn up in front of him and his body completely enveloped by a cloak with only the hands exposed. The proper left hand is flat across his knee, while the proper right hand holds a lettuce, a symbol of rebirth and...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes; by 1943: J. P. Morgan (d. 1943) collection, New York; 1944: sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 22-25, 1944 (Furniture and Objects of Art: Property of the estate of the late J. P. Morgan, part 2, p. 19, no. 79); by 1970: Kevorkian Foundation collection; 1970: sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 18, 1970 (Egyptian, Roman, Westerm Asiatic and Islamic, Indian and Cambodian Antiquities: The Property of the Kevorkian Foundation, pp. 16-17, no. 27); purchased with funds deposited to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar. (Accession Date: January 13, 1971) Through Egyptian Curator's Fund

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.7 x 12.5 x 15 cm (10 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.21

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture