Master Bronzes: Selected from Museums and Collections in America; February, 1937, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

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BRONZES OF EGYPT
42. A PEASANT RESTING. Egyptian, XIIth (?) dynasty ( 7000-1788 B.C.) PUBLISHED: EGYPTIAN ART, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1922, p. 100, No. 36, Pl. XIII.

NOTE: Height, 2 inches. Perhaps this represents a scribe's papyrus burnisher in a form usually adopted for seals in the Middle Kingdom. M.M.A. 26.7.1411.

LOANED BY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK CITY.

43. CENSER (?), in the form of a dwarf. Egyptian, XVIIIth (?) dynasty ( 1580-1320 B.C.)

PROVENANCE: Said to be from Memphis.

PUBLISHED: EGYPTIAN ART, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1922, p. 79, No. 36.

NOTE: Height, inches. M.M.A. 26.7.840.

LOANED BY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK CITY.

44. NUBIAN SLAVE. Egyptian, XVIIIth dynasty.

NOTE: Height, inches. Finely patinated. It evidently served as part of the ornamentation and support of some larger object as indicated by the projecting bronze dowel pin originally cast with it.

LOANED BY WALTER ROSELLE, ESQ., NEW YORK CITY.

45. THE GOD AMUN. Egyptian, XVIIIth dynasty ( 1400-1200 B.C.)

PROVENANCE: Found at Minjeh, about fifty miles from Luxor.

PUBLISHED: Speigelberg, W., PANTHEON, pp. 384-388, Pl. 49.

NOTE: Height, 11¾ inches. Traces of gold inlay; spottily covered with green patina. The bronze is cast with "lost wax" and afterwards polished and chiseled. The two falcon feathers have been built of seven rows of vertical plates made of semi-precious stones. Dr. Speigelberg dates this statuette as XXth-XXVth dynasty, 1200 to 700 B.C.

LOANED BY DR. PAUL DREY, NEW YORK CITY.

46. KNEELING FIGURE OF A KING. Egyptian, XXIInd to XXVth dynasties?

COLLECTIONS: Originally acquired by Robert Hay in Egypt, 1828-33; from the Way Collection.

NOTE: Height, 3⅛ inches. Traces of the original gilding. Cleaned at the Museum. Missing: right arm and both feet. Arms separately made and set in at shoulders with slot and dovetail joints. M.F.A. 72.4433.

LOANED BY THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

47. THE DEMI-GOD IMHOTEP, seated. Egyptian, Saite to Ptolemaic periods.

PROVENANCE: Harvard-Boston Excavations at Giza; Tomb G 7632, Chamber I. Register No. 25-2-840.

NOTE: Height, including plinth, inches. Cleaned in field. M.F.A. 27.984. The figure bears a partly opened papyrus roll, legible to himself, with inscription incised in heiroglyphics to read "Imhotep the great, son of Ptah, born of Ankh-Khered."

LOANED BY THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

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