Basalt? Male figure seated on ground. Arms folded on knees. Face and most of head missing. Base battered. Inscrip: 6 cols. on front of legs. Single line top of base before feet.
From Sais, temple of Neith (from the inscription). With 29.728, 29.729, 29.732, 29.733: purchased at the Customs House in New Orleans during the Civil War (1861-65) by Mr. J. M. G. Parker of Lowell, Massachusetts ("Somebody got them in Egypt and was bringing them into this country, and the officials seized them. My grandfather was postmaster there at the time, and with the help of my cousin, the late Gen. B. F. Butler, bought them at a very low price. When the war was over he brought them to his home on Tenth Street, Lowell, and had them placed on the front lawn around the piazza, where they have been ever since," Edward A. Tuck to J. R. Coolidge, March 29, 1906); by descent to Parker Tuck; February 7, 1929: purchased by the MFA from Parker Tuck for $1500.* (Accession date: February 7, 1929) Price includes 29.728-29.733.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund