Figure of a Princess or Divine Consort of Amun
This figure's heavy wig bears traces of the vulture headdress with cobra worn by royal women, goddesses, and God's Wives of Amun. Because very few bronzes of God's Wives of Amun are known, identification is difficult. Scholars have attributed the statue to priestesses ranging in date from Shepenwepet I of the Libyan-Egyptian Dynasty XXIII to Shepenwepet II of the Nubian Dynasty XXV. The Dynasty XXIII dating is unlikely.
- Medium: Bronze
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 760-656 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXIII Dynasty-XXV Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. (19.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 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: 1999.110
- Credit Line: Gifts in memory of Christos G. Bastis and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figure of a Princess or Divine Consort of Amun, ca. 760-656 B.C.E. Bronze, 7 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. (19.4 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gifts in memory of Christos G. Bastis and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1999.110. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: The female figure wears a vulture headdress over a striated wig; broad collar; and a sheath reaching to the ankles. Condition: Right arm broken off just above elbow; greenish brown patina; several hair line fractures in the surface.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)