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Copper alloy figure of Imhotep: E.59.1954

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Copper alloy figure of Imhotep


Seated figure of Imhotep on a chair on a low base, with inscribed scroll on knees; eyes inlaid. Imhotep was an old kingdom courtier of King Djoser (2690-2670 BC) who became deified as a scibe.

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954) by Greg, Robert, Sir


-500 - 301 -300

Materials used in production

bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Cast (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.59.1954
Primary reference Number: 62110
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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