Sa-Iset the Younger
Wood, 22 1/2 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. (57.2 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm)
New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty, ca. 1279-1203 B.C.E.
Found in Asyut, Egypt
Brooklyn #47.120.2, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
From the Museum website:|
"Despite the damage, enough details of this finely modeled statue have been preserved to indicate its date. The staff, the pleated garment with the complex knot at the waist, and the elaborate wig with lappets (side parts) and pointed ends are all features that were popular in Dynasty XIX, particularly in Ramesses II's reign. These details and the inscription suggest that the person represented is the younger of two officials named Sa-Iset who were connected with the service of Wepwawet, the main deity of Asyut, an important town in central Egypt. The facial features differ from those found on more conventional sculpture of Dynasty XIX. The round face, large eyes, high cheekbones, and pendulous lower lip may be either indications of Sa-Iset's appearance or characteristics of an artistic style popular at Asyut, which had long been producing distinctive large-scale wooden sculpture."