The royal ka frequently appears as a human figure holding a staff capped with a divine head, wearing a complex crown of ram’s horns, Maat-feathers, uraeus cobras, and sun disks. This fragment shows the upper half of the royal ka’s staff.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: 381-343 B.C.E. or 186-145 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXX Dynasty or reign of Ptolemy VI
- Period: Late Period or Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 13 15/16 x 1 3/16 in. (24.7 x 35.4 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: 67.69.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Royal Ka, 381-343 B.C.E. or 186-145 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 3/4 x 13 15/16 x 1 3/16 in. (24.7 x 35.4 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.69.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Fragmentary limestone slab with sunk relief representation of a king's bust, wearing an anedjty crown, on a standard pole with streamers; bearded. On the right sa sign and fillet bandelet ending in uraeus with white crown. On the left head of Horus hawk with part of red crown, probably originally mounting a serekh and the royal ka. Much color left: crown, yellow and red, the same as royal bust. Traces of color in other parts of the relief. Condition: Lower edge probably ancient; all other sides fragmentary. Piece much discolored and somewhat chipped.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)