Statuette of Imhotep



Solid cast copper alloy statuette of Imhotep shown seated (his chair is missing) holding an unrolled papyrus in both hands. His feet rest on a box-like footstool. He wears a skull cap, a bead collar and a short kilt. The eyes are inlaid with gold. The papyrus roll is inscribed with four rows of hieroglyphic text with the first line being "Imhotep" and the last line recording the name of the dedicator, "Ptah-hry[?]". One corner of the papyrus roll is broken off. Described by Professor Percy Newberry in 1910 as being of a "very fine technique” and dating to the Saite to Romano-Egyptian Period.