The cubic statue of the Scribe Paari
The "statue-cube" appeared in Egypt as early as the Middle Kingdom (around 2000-1800 BC). It is intended to be placed in sanctuaries and not in tombs. It represents its patron in the form of a sanctified being. Their massive form, in addition to their aesthetic interest, makes them particularly resistant to the insults of time.
Original: black granite
About 1555-1080 BC / Egypt
Preserved at the British Museum, London
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