Kneeling Statue of Nesbanebdjedet
Nesbanebdjedet was one of several Libyans contending for rule in Egypt from the end of Dynasty XXII to Dynasty XXIV. He seems to have had an exaggerated sense of his own power. The hieroglyphic text on the base uses phraseology normally applied only to kings, and the kneeling attitude is usually reserved for royal representations.
- Medium: Steatite or faience, glazed
- Reportedly From: Giza, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 755-730 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXII Dynasty-early XXIV Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period-Late Period
- Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (13.6 x 4.8 x 8.3 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: 37.344E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kneeling Statue of Nesbanebdjedet, ca. 755-730 B.C.E. Steatite or faience, glazed, 5 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (13.6 x 4.8 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.344E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Pale green glassy faience (or glazed steatite?) figure of Nes-ba-neb-djedit, "Prophet of Amun-Re," kneeling, holding two nw-pots and wearing a shendyt kilt. Back pillar and base inscribed. Head and top of back pillar missing.
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)