These bookends made of resin are inspired by an egyptian sculpture belonging to the cubic type that appeared during the Middle Empire (1295-1069 B.C), and were highly appreciated until the Late Period.
The volume of the first examples was highly simplified, giving really the impression of a cube. Over time, however, the shape of the body and arms became more apparent, as in this statue.
This small statuette represents a man seated on a cushion, his knees drawn in front of him, his hands crossed over them. He is placed on a base and leans against a dorsal pillar with a rounded top.
He is completely wrapped up in a long mantle from which only his feet and hands emerge. He is holding an wheat ear in his right hand. He is wearing a wig of thick wavy locks of hair, arranged in layers and parted into two bunches falling on his shoulders. He has a small square beard on his chin.
A cartouche, inscribed with the name of Ramses, is engraved on his left arm. Most of the hieroglyphics engraved on the pillar and base have been erased. This personage was called Hor, and among his functions, he seems to have been a Priest and Intendant of Ptah.
Reproduction in patinated bronze
Width: 15.5 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
Depth: 9 cm
Weight: 5.6 kg