Maker Egyptian
  • Ankh-un-nefer
Date 1991/1786 BC
Medium Carved stone
Dimensions 3 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 3/4 in. (9.3 x 5.2 x 7 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 70.445
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions The inscriptions appear to be in hieratic and are difficult to read, except those on the back which are in hieroglyphs and read : "priest of Amun, Ankh un Nefer." William Kelly Simpson (MFA, Boston) in a verbal communication has suggested that the figure was reused and the inscription added at a later date because the name and title of the inscription are not appropriate for this type of sculpture of the Middle Kingdom.
Formerly in the collection of: Robert H. Tannahill
Bulletin of the DIA, Vol. 50, No. 1, 1971, p. 11