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Small Figurine of a Kneeling Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Possible Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 9/16 x 7/8 in. (4.4 x 1.5 x 2.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin WIlbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small bronze figure of a kneeling priest intended for insertion via a tenon which descends from his knees. His forearms are raised in a gesture of worship. The right arm has been bent. He wears a skull cap and pleated skirt. Condition: Brown/black patina. The whole surface is quite shiny from a shellac coating. Some pits are present. The left arm may have been bent in antiquity into its now unnatural position. Otherwise in good condition. Solid cast.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Figurine of a Kneeling Man, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 3/4 x 9/16 x 7/8 in. (4.4 x 1.5 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin WIlbour Fund, 37.359E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.362E_37.359E_NegA_glass_bw_SL4.jpg)
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