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Archeological Object

Statue of Meri


Statue of Meri

The small statue represents a man in standing position with the left leg moved forward in the act of advancing, and with his left arm raised and the right arm stretched along the sides; the hands wield respectively the medu stick and the sekhem scepter. The man wears a short wig densely squared and colored black and a simple shendyt that reaches the knees. The base has traces of stucco and a vertical inscription:
"[... ... ... ... ... ..] treasurer  of the king of Lower Egypt, the only friend, overseer of [... ... ....] Meri."
Some styling elements like the wig and the position of the head lifted up find comparisons with the statues from Asiut and dated between XI and XII dynasty.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 7
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Statue of Meri

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XI-XII Dynasties
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 59,5
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet; presence of cracks on the body and scratches on the face.
Restauri (Label is not translated)
  Restauri:

Reintegrated into the modern age

Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, p. 31