Model or Temple Offering of a Foot
The smooth surface at the top of this foot indicates that it is not a tragment from a sculpture but a complete, intact object, probably a temple offering (ex voto). Perhaps it represents an individual's request to a god for relief from an ailment. Contrary to popular belief, not all temple offerings were images of deities.
- Medium: Limestone
- Possible Place Made: Sais (vicinity), Egypt
- Dates: ca. 664-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Late Period-Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (10 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 34.1001
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Model or Temple Offering of a Foot, ca. 664-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (10 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1001. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (77%)