Temple Relief of King as Child Protected by Goddess
The ancient Egyptians often thought of transitions from one state to another in terms of birth. Thus, kings were shown as children (or even as adults) protected and nursed by goddesses in a variety of scenes, including ones representing or symbolizing their alleged divine births, their coronations, renewals of their royal and divine power, and their rebirth after death.
- Medium: Sandstone, painted
- Dates: ca. 700-670 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 7/16 in. (24 x 19 x 3.7 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: 70.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Temple Relief of King as Child Protected by Goddess, ca. 700-670 B.C.E. Sandstone, painted, 9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 7/16 in. (24 x 19 x 3.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 70.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)