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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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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

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar

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

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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.)

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The Ancient World