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Although Egyptian artists created colossal sculptures of deities by late Predynastic times and large-scale royal sculptures during Dynasties 1 and 2, it was not until Dynasty 3 that private sculpture of any size was produced. At that point, artists had not yet fully perfected a method for...

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By early 20th century: J. Jannette-Walen (no. 277); by 1999: with Vincent. J. Geerling, Archaea, Amsterdam (acquired from family of J. Janette Walen); 1999: purchased by the MFA from Vincent J. Geerling, December 15, 1999.

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Marilyn M. Simpson Fund

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 26.5 x 24 x 16 cm (10 7/16 x 9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World