<em>Irukaptah and his Family</em>, ca. 2455–2425 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 29 × 10 × 9 1/2 in., 60 lb. (73.7 × 25.4 × 24.1 cm, 27.22kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.17E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.17E_SL1.jpg)

Irukaptah and his Family

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2455–2425 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 29 × 10 × 9 1/2 in., 60 lb. (73.7 × 25.4 × 24.1 cm, 27.22kg)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.17E

Image: 37.17E_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone statue of a man, his wife and child (son). The man is shown striding with his left foot forward and his hands clenched at his sides to hold “emblematic staves”. He wears a short wig the bottom of which slants downwards towards the rear. His kilt is half pleated. Kneeling by his side and clasping his left leg is a small representation of his wife. Standing by his right side is his nude son, with the sidelock of childhood, holding a finger to his mouth. Condition: Back bottom and sides of base roughly hewn. Figure of owner battered and pitted on sides, shoulders and arms. Nose missing.

Brooklyn Museum