Fragment of the Feet and Base of a Statue
The kneeling statue type, which gained popularity from the New Kingdom onward, illustrates a new development in religious practices. At this time nonroyal individuals began to be represented kneeling and holding a divine image. The inscription identifies Hermopolis as the location of the temple where this statue was likely set up. The break in this fragment encourages closer examination of the sculptor’s attention to the realistic rendering of each toe and the arch of the foot.
- Medium: Siltstone or Greywacke
- Possible Place Made: Hermopolis, Egypt
- Dates: 664-332 B.C.
- Dynasty: early Dynasty XXVI
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 4 11/16 x 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 11.9 x 12.2 cm) (show scale)
- Inscriptions: Inscribed around base and on remains of back pillar.
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 79.31
- Credit Line: Gift of John D. Hoag
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of the Feet and Base of a Statue, 664-332 B.C. Siltstone or Greywacke, 4 5/8 x 4 11/16 x 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 11.9 x 12.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John D. Hoag, 79.31. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One grey granite schist fragment of the lower portion of a statue, inscribed. Condition: The case is chipped; there are nicks in the toes.
- Record Completeness: Good (79%)