Statue group of three figures by Unknown Artist

A triad of two men flanking a woman, now headless.

Details

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
19.5 x 135.5 x 9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £34,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Sotheby's, 1960; Drouot, Paris, 1996; private French collection; Charles Ede Ltd.

Venue details

Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive Le Mans Crescent, BOLTON Lancashire BL1 1SE 01204 332 211 www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/museum

Entry details

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