Egyptian / Statuette of Imhotep / Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 B.C.Egyptian
Statuette of Imhotep
Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Active Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Statuette of Imhotep
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: -32
Creation End Date: -3
Creation Date: Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 B.C.
Creation Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H.: 11.7 cm (4-5/8 in.); W.: 4 cm (1-1/2 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1892.160
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris
Subject Description: Imhotep was the architect who designed the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser (Dynasty 3, c. 2687 B.C.). Fifteen hundred years later, Imhotep was deified and revered as a god of healing and wisdom. As a sign of his learning, he holds an unrolled papyrus on his lap.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1892.160
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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