Statuette of Wesir-nakht

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Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 31 (about 342–332 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This statue demonstrates the permanence of Egyptian artistic styles. The man’s kilt, his broad collar, and even the style of his wig deliberately copy earlier styles, which harken back more than 2000 years. Wesirnakht is portrayed kneeling before a god with his arms on his thighs in a pose of reverence.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of Wesir-nakht

Origin

Egypt

Date

342 BC–332 BC

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

16.5 × 6.6 × 8.5 cm (6 1/4 × 2 5/8 × 3 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.243

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