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Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom wooden figure of a man, 6th Dynasty, 2345-2190 BC

Conservation:  Wear on the nose and has lost the inlaid eyes. Stucco remains on the skirt. The lower part of the legs and the feet have been lost.
Material:  Wood
Dimensions:  34 cm high
Provenance:  Private collection, England. Acquired in France, from the collection of M.J., formed between 1960 and 1970 / J. Bagot Archaeological Gallery, Barcelona, 2015
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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Depicting a male figure standing frontally, with his left leg forward in a marching pose, wearing the typical Egyptian knee-length kilt. The left arm is flexed with the hand clenched into a fist, as if he were carrying some kind of instrument, like a sceptre that has now been lost. The same is true of the other arm, although it is stretched out close to the body. In the representation of the face, the typical short Egyptian wig stands out.

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