Statuette of Imhotep

A work made of copper alloy.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper alloy.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period (305–30 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Imhotep was the architect who designed the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser (Dynasty 3, c.2687 B.C.). Fifteen hundred years later, Imhotep was deified and revered as a god of healing and wisdom. As a sign of his learning, he holds an unrolled papyrrus on his lap.

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Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of Imhotep

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BC–30 BC

Medium

Copper alloy

Dimensions

12.5 × 3.75 × 6.5 cm (5 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.160

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