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Striding Figure of a Man

c. 2440–2355 BC
Overall: 80.3 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm (31 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in.)
Weight: 64 lbs.
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: 107 Egyptian

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This figure comes from a tomb in Giza (Egypt), near the Pyramid of Khufu.

Description

Carved from a single block of limestone, this statue depicts a man in the classic Egyptian striding pose, with left leg advanced and arms by his sides. He wears a short, curled wig and a belted knee-length kilt, knotted in the front. Abundant pigment remains on the sculpture, including red (legs and other exposed skin), yellow (kilt), blue and turquoise (belt knot and tab), and black (wig, back pillar, and base). The statue is uninscribed, but probably represents Weri, the name carved into the base of a similar but smaller figure found in the same tomb.
Striding Figure of a Man

Striding Figure of a Man

c. 2440–2355 BC

Egypt, Giza, Old Kingdom (2647–2124 BCE), Dynasty 5

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