A triad of two men flanking a woman, now headless.
Statue group of three figures by Unknown Artist, c. 17501550 BC
© Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive
- 19.5 x 135.5 x 9 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £34,000)
- Acquired in:
- Charles Ede
A hieroglyphic inscription at the woman's feet identifies her as the mother of the man on the left. The man on the right is his father, a priest wearing a knee-length kilt and round wig. The sculpture would have probably been part of the son's tomb and acted as a channel for food offerings and prayer.
Sotheby's, 1960; Drouot, Paris, 1996; private French collection; Charles Ede Ltd.
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