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Stone dwarf: E.10.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Stone dwarf

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Description

Limestone standing figure of a male dwarf. The subject is bald with prominent ears. The features are crudely incised. The arms are perhaps intended to rest on the hips and the feet are turned inwards. Dwarfs had a special place in society and were often depicted in Egyptian art, in the Old Kingdom as officials and later, in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods as ritual or festival participants.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.10.1898
Primary reference Number: 49550
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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