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Statuette of Nakht

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This is a finely carved wooden statuette depicting an Egyptian official in a standard, striding pose with left leg advanced. He wears calf-length pleated kilt. Traces of black and white paint remain. Carved rectular pegs below the statuette's feet provide attachment points for slotting into...

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Provenance

From Asyut, tomb 7 (tomb of Nakht). 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)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1878 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Asyut, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1775

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture