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This figure from a wooden model depicts a male individual in a striding or dancing pose. The skin is painted a deep reddish-brown. A black-painted tripartite style wig is odd for this type of model figure. Black dots on the upper chest may be intended to represent nipples. The left leg is raised...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 or 12, 2061–1783 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.9 x 5.7 cm (8 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4141

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models