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Stone dwarf

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Title/s

Stone dwarf

Maker/s

Unknown

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

Limestone standing figure of a male dwarf. The subject is bald with prominent ears. The features are crudely incised. The arms are perhaps intended to rest on the hips and the feet are turned inwards. Dwarfs had a special place in society and were often depicted in Egyptian art, in the Old Kingdom as officials and later, in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods as ritual or festival participants.

Field Collection

Hierakonpolis Egypt

Dimensions

height 8.5 cm

Period

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period

Date

about 3000 B.C. — 2500 B.C.

Provenance

given: Egyptian Research Account 1898 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Quibell, J.E.
    Hierakonpolis I [page: ]
    [comments: pl.XVIII no.19]
  2. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (2005) London: Scala [page: 179]
    [comments: ]
  3. Quibell, J.
    Green, F.W.
    (1902) Hierakonpolis II (1902)
    [comments: pl.XLVIIIb]

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.10.1898 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49550; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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