Fragment of a Wood Statuette of a Kneeling Official Named Imhotep

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 18.2 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 1248
Provenance: French private collection, Burgundy. Acquired between 1975 and 1980 in an auction house in France.
Condition: Right arm, knee and part of the plinth missing. The left eye apparently intentionally scratched out.
Description: Rare wood figure of a kneeling man wearing a long apron knotted below the chest. His left arm resting on the left knee. The round, to the back protruding head is bald shaved or destined for a wig. The face is despite the damages of extraordinary elegance with small eyes between fine lids in relief. The rear pillar starting at the back of the head with hieroglyphs mentioning the man’s name Imhotep. Part of the original plinth preserved. On an old wood base.