Detail View: The AMICA Library: Statuette of Imhotep

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1892.160
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: 
Egyptian
Title: 
Statuette of Imhotep
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
3/4 view
Creation Date: 
Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 B.C.
Creation Start Date: 
-323
Creation End Date: 
-30
Materials and Techniques: 
Bronze
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.
Creation Place: 
Africa,North Africa,Egypt
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
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E27803.TIF