About this object

Wooden figure of a man standing in a walking pose with left leg forward and both hands clenched and held beside the waist. Wearing short kilt known as a shendyt. Held in place by pegs on a rectangular pedestal. Pale colour which may be the remains of a once stucco coating that was beneath a polychrome exterior. Norwich Castle Museum acquisition details record that it was acquired by Hagagrd in Luxor, 1924. Has been described as Middle Kingdom but may actually be later.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor
  • Date collected
    1924
  • Measurements
    340 mm x 70 mm x 129 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: 1924
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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