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Striding Man

ca. 1700 BCE
Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 BCE)
8 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 5 in. (21.9 x 5.7 x 12.7 cm)

Unknown, Egyptian
Egyptian

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stone
Credit Line: Gift of Friends of the Gallery
Accession Number: 1979.39
Location: Currently on view
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This statuette would have been placed in the statue chamber of a tomb to provide a permanent dwelling place for the soul (ka) of the deceased. This sculpture is inscribed with a prayer to Osiris, the god of the Underworld.

[Gallery label text, 2004]

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