Polychrome Funerary Statue of a Man Maker: UnknownEgyptian

1991–1786 B.C.

Ancient Art

Not on view

Painted wood with added polychrome.


8 1/4 × 2 7/16 × 1 1/2 in. (21 × 6.2 × 3.8 cm)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen

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Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12


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Orginally from the Carnarvon collection brought for Meir in the early 1920s, and Meir dates the piece in 1850; Dikran Kelekian Collection, Lor Carnarvon Collection, and Meir collection; Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1955 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 257, ill
  • Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 75, no. 39A, ill
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