The AMICA Library
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African; North African; Egyptian
Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Statuette of Imhotep
Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 B.C.
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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.
H.: 11.7 cm (4-5/8 in.); W.: 4 cm (1-1/2 in.)
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris
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