About this object

Portion of a carved figure of a man standing with left leg striding forwards. Left arm hangs down at his side with the front of the hand facing forwards. The head, right arm and lower part of the legs and feet are missing. He wears a kilt projecting in front with a vertical inscription of carved hieroglyphs. The upper body is naked and the torso is well carved with finely detailed muscle definition. On his left arm he wears bracelets at the top and round the wrist. The inscription reads: A boon which the king gives (to) Osiris, the good god ruling forever, may he give everything (good and pure) to the Ka of Twjr.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    410 mm x 130 mm x 145 mm
  • Note
    Hand copy of the inscription on the Newberry-Peet record card.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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