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Polychrome Funerary Statue of a Man

1991–1786 B.C.

Painted wood with added polychrome.

21 × 6.2 × 3.8 cm (8 1/4 × 2 7/16 × 1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1955.51.18
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 75, no. 39A, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 257, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.