Egyptian Middle Kingdom carved wood servant figure

E279

£500.00

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A sizeable carved wood figure depicting a striding male servant wearing a short kilt and black painted wig.

Figures such as this were often placed in tombs, forming part of composite scenes of daily domestic life such as baking, brewing and animal-tending.

Culture
Egypt, Middle Kingdom, c. 2030-1650 BC

Size
24.7 x 4.4 cms

Condition
Losses and surface wear as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Dorset, UK; acquired in the late 19th or early 20th Century

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