11 December 2003
EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN M. MAY
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN
Old Kingdom, Dynasty VI, 2323-2150 B.C.
Depicted striding forward with the left leg advanced, wearing a long kilt with an apron, holding its edge in his right hand, the garment folds indicated by shallow incision, a belt knot at the top of the apron seemingly once inlaid, his left arm lowered, the hand fisted, his short hair preserving traces of black pigment
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 1 June 1995, lot 219.
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For the style of this figure see pp. 269-279 in Russmann, "The Second Style in Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom," in Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 15 (1995).
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