Relief of a King
This image, possibly from a temple, shows a king with arms raised in adoration or offering before one or more now missing deities. Above the king is a sun disk, which hieroglyphs identify as a form of the celestial king Horus. The sun disk's pendant cobras with life signs are the protective goddesses of northern and southern Egypt.
- Medium: Limestone
- Possible Place Made: Delta, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 850-715 B.C.E.
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 27 x 12 1/4 x 4 in. (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: 1991.40
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of a King, ca. 850-715 B.C.E. Limestone, 27 x 12 1/4 x 4 in. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1991.40. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)