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King Osorkon I

Third Intermediate Period metalworkers often used gold inlays to embellish their sculptures. They first carved a channel that they filled with gold thread. Then they hammered the rounded edge of the gold until it was flush with the bronze. On this statuette, the names of Osorkon I, the images of the gods Re-Horakhty and Thoth, the belt, and the striations of the shendyt-kilt were all produced with gold inlay.


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