Description: A sizeable wooden figure modelled as a seated man with knees drawn up against the waist and retaining much of the original pigment, with white for the skirt, pink for the flesh and black for the hair and facial details. The original articulated arms missing and minor surface wear and with a slightly dirty patina, but a good-sized example in a remarkable state of preservation.
Size: 145 mm/5.7 ins. high
Date: Middle Kingdom, c. 2000-1800 B.C.
Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.
Notes: Similar in type and colour to figures found in the tomb of Djehutynakht (Tomb 10, shaft A) at Deir el-Bersha and now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.