Large Wood Figure of a Striding Man

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Middle Kingdom, around 2000-1800 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 31 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1455
Provenance: From the private estate of the well-known Parisian art dealer François Antonovich (born 1934), acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Right arm and right foot missing, otherwise beautifully preserved and unrestored.
Description: Large wood figure of a striding man, possibly a servant. His left foot is put forward and the gaze straight ahead. The face is roundish, the mouth slightly open. Eyes and brows are painted in white and black. The dark brown skin tone of the figure indicates the possible Nubian origin of the servant or worker. He wears a dark black wig and a white apron around his hip. The left arm is straight, the hand formed to a fist. The horizontal perforation through the fist indicates that he once held a tool. At the bottom of the feet tenons are still preserved, where the figure is mounted on a wood base. With beautifully preserved polychromy. See for the type Bonhams auction London on 27 April 2006, lot 7. Mounted.