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Egyptian Stone Feet and Base of a Monumental Statue

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12123
Culture
: Egyptian
Period
: 2nd Millennium B.C.
Material
: Basalt
Dimensions
: 46cm x 43.5 cm
Price
: SOLD
Conditions
:

Excellent condition. Only the front part of the base is preserved.


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reference 12123

The feet of the statue, a little larger than life, are carved from the same piece of stone as the base; the toes and the nails are delicately sculpted. This work probably dates to the second half of the 2nd millennium B.C., though it is difficult, in the absence of other elements, to be more precise. Two elements – the back of the feet, which are not completely disengaged from the base, and the fact that the left foot is level with the right one – might suggest that the figure was seated on a stool or seat.

Bibliography

BOTTI G. – ROMANELLI P., Le sculture del Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Vatican City, 1951, n. 8, 10.

Catalogue of the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art, Mainz on Rhine, 1979, n. 183, n.239.

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