Statue of an Egyptian couple sitting
Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work.
This charming little group carved in schist is one of the Louvre's masterpieces.
It illustrates the calm mood so characteristic of the Pharaonic civilization as well as its humanity and its high degree of development.
Today, the monument bears no inscription (a text was probably inscribed on the plinth (now lost), but its structure speaks for itself. One certainly finds oneself in the presence of a highly ranking officer: either a wellborn lord or a common Egyptian gifted with the intelligence and culture dispensed by the school, and for whom his calame (that is the reed used by Egyptians to write) had allowed him to accede to Pharaoh's feet.
- Dimensions :
- 13 x 7 x 7 cm
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- Original work kept at :
- Paris, Musée du Louvre