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An Egyptian Limestone Figure of a Man, late 5th Dynasty, circa 2440-2355 B.C.

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Property from an American Private Collection

An Egyptian Limestone Figure of a Man, late 5th Dynasty, circa 2440-2355 B.C.

An Egyptian Limestone Figure of a Man, late 5th Dynasty, circa 2440-2355 B.C.

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An Egyptian Limestone Figure of a Man

late 5th Dynasty, circa 2440-2355 B.C.


striding on a rectangular base with slightly tapering back pillar, his arms held to his sides, his hands gripping short staves, with powerful legs and broad shoulders, and wearing a short wrap-around kilt, knotted belt with tab drawn up beside the navel, and short layered wig of notched curls; remains of red pigment on the body, yellow on the flap of the kilt, blue and turquoise on the knot and tab of the belt, and black on the wig, pillar, and base.

height 31 5/8 in; 80.3 cm.


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美國私人收藏

第五王朝晚期,約公元前2440 - 2355年

古埃及石灰石人像


人像邁步立於一個長方形底座上,身後有一條略呈梯形的支柱。雙臂垂於身體兩側,手握短棍,雙腿健壯有力,肩膀寬闊;腰纏短布裙,腰帶突出的部分拉至肚臍旁邊;短假髮有多層並帶捲曲。身體殘留紅色顏料,短布裙襟殘留黃色顏料,腰帶繫結及突出的部分殘留藍色及藍綠色顏料,假髮、支柱及底座殘留黑色顏料。

高:31 5/8 英寸;80.3 公分

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Excavated at Giza (Serdab of Weri and Meti [G2415]), by American archeologist George Andrew Reisner on behalf of the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston expedition, and awarded to the museum by the Egyptian Government Antiquities Service in 1921
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 14th, 1978, lot 304, illus.)
British Rail Pension Fund, United Kingdom (Sotheby's, London, July 2nd, 1996, no. 52)
acquired by the present owner after the above sale

A. Sanborn, "Recent Acquisitions from Egypt. New Installation of the Primitive and Old Empire Rooms." in Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 20, No. 11, April 1922, p. 25, reproduced;

W. S. Smith, A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom, Oxford, 1946, p. 74, G2415(3);

W.S. Smith, Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 1960, p. 56;

B. Porter and R. Moss (2nd edition revised and augmented by Jaromir Malek), Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings: Vol. III, Part I Abu Rawash to Abusir, Oxford 1974, p. 93;

Y. Markowitz, J. L. Haynes and R. E. Freed, Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids, Boston, 2002, p. 86-91.                                                   


Giza Pyramids Archive: http://www.gizapyramids.org/view/objects.asitem/SiteFinds@864/15/title-asc?t:state:flow=1c382e59-18ba-435f-a91b-654c61d8d69b

Glasgow, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, November 1982-June 1993
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 1996-May 2021