The Seated Man is a representation of someone who lived in the Pyramid Age, during the Old Kingdom. Unfortunately, we do not know his name or titles because the statue has no inscription.
Maker Egyptian
  • Seated Man
Date between 2565 and 2420 BCE
Medium Polychromed limestone
Dimensions Overall: 15 1/4 × 5 1/8 × 11 inches (38.7 × 13 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Sarah Bacon Hill Fund
Accession Number 50.74
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: To Preserve and Protect, Level 1 (see map)
(William E. Mansour);
1950-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 30, no. 2 (1950-51): p. 52.

Bulletin of the DIA 31, no. 3-4 (1951-52): p. 59.

Peck, W.H. "The Present State of Egyptian Art in Detroit," Connoiseur (December 1970): pp. 265, 269.

Peck, William H. "Egyptian Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts," American Research Center in Egypt Newsletter, no. 122 (Summer 1983): p. 5.

Peck, William H. "Egypt at the Detroit Institute of Arts: A History of the Growth of the Collection," KMT vol. 2, no. 3 (Fall 1991): pp. 15, 16, 68, (ill.).

Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 102 (ill.).