Striding figure of a male tomb owner



Accession Number
W688
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Types
Sculpture, Statue | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Funerary figure from an unknown funerary model
Period
Old Kingdom
Dynasty
Sixth Dynasty
Material
Wood (Acacia)
Provenance
Egypt, Saqqara
Measurements
Height: 242mm | Width: 67mm | Depth: 114mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This is a statue of a tomb owner which is particularly finely carved. It was reunited with its missing right leg and base during research in 2019. He is very similar in stylistic terms to a statue of a Sixth Dynasty official named Tjeteti in Saqqara, and may originate from the same workshop.

Bibliography

Harvey, J. 2001. Wooden Statues of the Old Kingdom. A Typological Study. Leiden, Cat. Nos. A83–102. Peterson, B. 1985. Finds from the Theteti Tomb at Saqqara. Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 20, 3–24.

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Wellcome Number
A243790
Other Identity
394 (label attached to foot), W724 (right foot), W722 (base)
Auction
Sotheby & Co.: 27 Oct 1934, Lot 180
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 03 Aug 2021

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