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    Throne with Lions and Worshipper

    A man kneels before the throne of a now-missing god, presumably Hor-pa-khered (meaning “The Child Horus”). The god’s throne rests on the figures of two striding lions, which support the god and protect him from all potential enemies. The inscription on the base requests that Hor-pa-khered grant life to the dedicator of this statuette, Pen-kheper-re.

    • Medium: Bronze
    • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
    • Dates: 664-332 B.C.E.
    • Dynasty: Dynasty 26-Dynasty 30
    • Period: Late Period
    • Dimensions: 3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • 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
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    • Accession Number: 37.418E
    • Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Throne with Lions and Worshipper, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.418E. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, CUR.37.418E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
    • Catalogue Description: One small bronze throne on a rectangular base. The throne is supported by two striding lions, one on each side. In the rear is another support (papyrus column?) On the pedestal beneath the throne is a winged scarab. At the end of the base opposite the throne is a kneeling male figure. Rising from the pedestal is a [sketch] shaped strip of metal for containing a foot rest. Four rectangular squares exist for insertion of (?). One side of the base and the front contain hieroglyphs. Condition: Good brown patina. Rough casting yields an irregular base in rear. Throne seat is soldered on separately (crudely done and cold hammered). Very dirty, but otherwise in excellent condition.
    • Record Completeness: Best (86%)
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