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Archeological Object

Headless male statue

Headless male statue

The statue, found without the head and lower legs, represents a man in standing position, probably a priest. The man wears a tunic that envelops the entire body and is visible the hole for the neck  highlighted by a fine line in relief. The right side of the trunk is smooth and covered only by the tunic, which is visible sleeve covering the right arm, stretched along the side. The left side of the statue is instead characterized by a larger movement  and is covered by a long shawl drawing three folds and falls from the shoulder, wrapping  long life and then fall to cover the bottom of the figure. The left arm is bent at the waist and the hand holds the dress to keep it closed. The setting of the figure is typical of the art of the roman period. The special position of the left arm with the elbow bent at right angles, unusual position as usually the arm forms a wider angle with the hand resting on belly, has analogies with the statue of Berlin cat. N. 11632. 

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40006
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Excavations by A. Vogliano
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

From Medinet Madi, temple of Isis-Thermutis

  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Headless male statue

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Roman period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Height: 135

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.28 (cat.88), tav. 125
1997, Leone A. in Arslan E.A. (a cura di) “Iside. Il mito, il mistero, la magia” (catalogo della mostra), Milano, p. 76, scheda II.51

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