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Statue of Wepwawetemhat

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This masterful wooden statue, made for the tomb of a minor official who lived at the end of the First Intermediate Period or early in the Middle Kingdom, represents the culmination of the style that emerged in the late Old Kingdom. A brief text on the base identifies the figure as "the venerated...

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From Asyut, tomb 14. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, First Intermediate to Middle Kingdom, probably l, 2140–1991 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Asyut, Egypt


Length x width x height: 71.1 x 23.1 x 112 cm (28 x 9 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World