Statue of a Man

Statue of a Man

200-100 BC or later

Black basalt

Overall: 57.9 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Lawrence A. Fleischman in honor of Arielle P. Kozloff 1991.26


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This statue is made of black basalt, a hard volcanic rock formed from lava.


This striding figure represents a very late development in Egyptian sculpture and a fascinating combination of old and new. In keeping with contemporary fashion, he is draped in a three-part costume consisting of a T-shirt, wraparound skirt, and shawl. Also new is the naturalistic rendering of the man's real hair, here accompanied by a full beard. Entirely traditional, however, are the striding pose, the use of a back pillar, and the way the curves of the body show through the tightly wrapped garments.

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