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Group statue of Ukhhotep II and his family

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During the second half of Dynasty 12, Egyptian artists produced increasing numbers of small-scale, hard-stone statues that portrayed officials in family groups. Although it is unclear exactly why this change in customs took place, it was part of a larger trend toward shared funerary and votive...

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From Meir, tomb C1 (Ukhhotep). 1912, purchased in Asyut for the Walters Art Gallery; 1973: acquired by the MFA from the Walters Art Gallery by exchange. (Accession Date: Februaury 14, 1973)

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Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dyn. 12, reign of Senwosret II or III, 1897–1842 B.C.

Object Place

Meir, Egypt

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Width x height x depth: 38.1 x 37 x 7.6 cm (15 x 14 9/16 x 3 in.)

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The Ancient World