Figure of a Kneeling Priest
The kneeling posture conveys honor and reverence. The offering table suggests appeasement because it takes the form of a hieroglyph for “offering” and “pacification.” The priest with upraised arms and open palms makes a gesture of worship before a god. He wears a sash across his chest, a badge of priesthood.
This text refers to these objects: ' 37.362E; 35.1031
- Medium: Bronze
- Dates: ca. 664-332 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty-XXXI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (6.6 x 2.1 x 3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1031
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figure of a Kneeling Priest, ca. 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 2 5/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (6.6 x 2.1 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1031. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)