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Limestone statue of a seated man: E.24.1937

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Limestone statue of a seated man


Carved stone figure made from a single piece of stone. The pedestal is painted red. There appears to be a surface treatment across the figures body, but little pigment remains. The eyes are painted black and there is a small amount of blue pigment surviving around the edges of the face and wig.

Mummiform figure, seated, from a model funerary boat.

Measurements and weight

Length: 7 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by Ricketts, C. H. and Shannon, C. S.


Thirteenth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-1773 BCE - -1650 BCE

Components of the work

Surface composed of paint ( red, blue and black) Substrate composed of stone

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.24.1937
Primary reference Number: 53564
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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