11 December 2003
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF THE LADY IBETET
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, 1191-1783 B.C.
Wearing a tightly-fitted sheath and tripartite plaited wig, the top recessed for insertion of a now-missing attribute, the almond-shaped eyes once inlaid, striding forward with the left leg advanced, standing on a separately-made rectangular base inscribed in hieroglyphs with an invocation offering consisting of both bread and beer and of oxen and foul "for the revered one, the Lady Ibetet, the justified"
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high
London Art Market, 1975.
with Ted McAllister, Brisbane, Australia, 1993.
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For a related example see no. 141 in Berman, The Cleveland Museum of Art. Catalogue of Egyptian Art.
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