Large Wood Figure of a Striding Man

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate Period, 1070-664 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 40 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1127
Provenance: French private collection, acquired on 4 May 1986 at gallery Carrefour in Paris. With a handwritten original expertise by Pierre Vérité. Accompanied by a French antiquity passport.
Condition: On the left foot three toes missing, on the back of the head some minor wear.
Description: Extremely rare, large wood figure with a brown coating of a striding man. The slender figure with the left foot forward, the arms sideways along the body, the hands clenched to a fist. The face, without any hair and wig, with fine eye brows, eye contours and a mouth in relief with remains of color. The ears large and slightly protruding. On the slender upper body chest and stomach clearly accentuated, on hands and feet even the nails are distinctly worked out. The figure is wearing a tripartite apron (shendyt), the navel pierced. For reference see a similar wood figure at Christie’s London Antiquities, 2 May 2013, lot 73. Accompanied by a radiocarbon test from the QED Laboratoire, Aix-en-Provence of 12 November 2016.