AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, SECOND PERSIAN PERIOD, 342-332 B.C.
of slender form, wearing an undergarment knotted over the left shoulder, and long wrap-around robe with overlap, his hands positioned in the Persian gesture, the right hand holding the wrist of the left clenched hand, a mortise in the neck for insertion of the head.
Height 28.8 cm.
Jean Larcade Collection (Galerie Charpentier, Paris, December 15th-16th, 1958, no. 109)
Guy Weil Goudchaux, London, 1958-2015
acquired on the art market in the United Kingdom in 2015
Guy Weill Goudchaux, "Une Statuette pharaonique de la seconde domination perse," Objets. Revue semestrielle d’art et archéologie, vol. 2, Geneva, 1969, pp. 10-16
Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Egypte. Eender en anders, exh. cat., 1984, p. 47, no. 63
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1971-1973 (Loan no. 71.37)
Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, "Egypte. Eender en anders", 1984
For related sculptures compare B. v. Bothmer , Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, 700 B.C. to A.D. 100, 1961, no. 64, pl. 61, and pl. 67, pl. 65. Mr. Bothmer notes that the position of the hands in the latter example is a Persian gesture.