Egyptian Stoneware bust of a male figure, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, Circa 2700-2181 BC

Material:  Ceramic
Conservation:  Damaged chin; wear and tear in the area of lips, nose and cheeks
Material:  Stoneware
Dimensions:  19 x 13,5 cm
Provenance:  Old European Collection / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2014 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/00656 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
On request
Ref fcr019 Category Tag

Fragment of male sculpture dating from the Ancient Empire of glorious Ancient Egypt. This character, important given that his sculpture is made in a precious and solar material such as granite, would be represented rigid, hieratic, with arms attached to the body. The character wears a wig and a certainly neutral expression, which makes the piece has a special mysticism.

These details, added to the nobility of the material used, show that this is the representation of an important character within Egyptian society.

During the Ancient Egypt the maximum power of Egypt is reached, turning it into a model epoch whose distinctive sign will be the great constructions. The capital will be in the city of Memphis. In these first dynasties it will proliferate the construction of mastabas as places of burial, giving place to so representative examples as the Giza or Sakkara.

In the sculpture of the Ancient Empire there is a tendency to reproduce formal and hieratic poses, to create a separation of high-ranking characters from the people.

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