EGYPTIAN WOODEN STATUE OF A WORKER

£795.00

Measurements: 17 cm - height

 

Description: An Egyptian carved and painted funerary wooden figure of a worker, wearing a white painted kilt. The details of his wig and areas around the eyes are emphasized with white and black pigments, with most of the original gesso remaining to the body and arms. His arms are carved separately and fixed by pegs to the shoulders. His arms are much longer than the rest of the body suggesting that they were positioned in a differently than pictured, perhaps outstretched, carrying a sack of grain in the kitchen or granary scene. These model scenes (see link below) were often found in wealthy Middle Kingdom tombs and made of wood, featuring workers carrying out various assignments – boatmen, scribes, kitchen helpers, granary workers…

 

Reference: The Metropolitan Museum

 

Period: Middle Kingdom, circa 2100-1800 BC

 

Condition: Very fine, surface damage to the paint, a wedge on the left leg (stabile), arms affixed with pegs, however, loose and tend to come off, but easily re-attached.

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