Loan Object

Stone figure of a standing official

1879–1778 B.C.

Black granite

42.5 × 9.7 × 16.7 cm (16 3/4 × 3 13/16 × 6 9/16 in.)
base: 5.2 × 9.7 × 16.7 cm (2 1/16 × 3 13/16 × 6 9/16 in.)
Lent by Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, ANT.006640
ILE2012.1.30
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Middle Kingdom, mid-late Dynasty 12
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Abydos, temple of Osiris, excavations of W.M.F. Petrie
Egypt Exploration Fund

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 54, 76–77, no. 40, ill.

Paul C. Smither, “The Writing of Htp-d’i-nsw in the Middle and New Kingdoms,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 25 (1939): 34-37.

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.