Kneeling Figure of Harbes
Private persons of means had a wide variety of choices for commemorative objects, including stelae, stone statues, and small bronzes of themselves. The owner of this figure, Harbes, is known from Egyptian history. He began his career under the Kushite kings of Dynasty XXV, had several stone statues of himself made, and built a chapel at Giza decorated with fine relief. The inscription around the belt confirms the identification of the figure.
- Medium: Bronze
- Possible Place Made: Busiris, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 664-610 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (11.7 x 4.7 x 5.4 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: 37.360E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kneeling Figure of Harbes, ca. 664-610 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (11.7 x 4.7 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.360E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One bronze kneeling figure of an official named Harbes. The arms of the figure are placed in a naophorous attitude. The torso is well modeled particularly in the rear. The face does not display such detail in modeling and summarily sketched. A band of inscription occupies the back of the belt. Condition: Some slight pitting of the bronze which bears a solid green/black patina. Some corrosion products still remain evident under the arms and about the base, in the rear.
- Record Completeness: Best (90%)