|EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED IMHOTEP, GOD OF MEDICINE AND LEARNING
Patron of architects, holding an open inscribed papyrus scroll on his lap; electrum-inlaid eyes. He wears a wesekh-collar; inscription on base. Very fine style. Dark olive green patina.
XXVIth-XXXth Dynasty, 664-380 BC
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.)
Ex C. Ede, London, 1986; A.M. collection, Rochester Hills, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in March 1987.
On loan to Miami Univ. Art Museum; Ball State Univ Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum, 1988-2015.