Throne with Lions and Worshipper
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
A man kneels before the throne of a now-missing god, presumably Hor-pa-khered (meaning “The Child Horus”). The god’s throne rests on the figures of two striding lions, which support the god and protect him from all potential enemies. The inscription on the base requests that Hor-pa-khered grant life to the dedicator of this statuette, Pen-kheper-re.
Dynasty 26-Dynasty 30
3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Throne with Lions and Worshipper, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.418E. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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One small bronze throne on a rectangular base. The throne is supported by two striding lions, one on each side. In the rear is another support (papyrus column?) On the pedestal beneath the throne is a winged scarab. At the end of the base opposite the throne is a kneeling male figure. Rising from the pedestal is a strip of metal for containing a foot rest. Four rectangular squares exist. One side of the base and the front contain hieroglyphs.
Condition: Good brown patina. Rough casting yields an irregular base in rear. Throne seat is soldered on separately (crudely done and cold hammered). Excellent condition.
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