Fragment of the Left Foot of a Royal Statue
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Close study of details on a small fragment can reveal an abundance of information about the original sculpture. The colossal size of this foot suggests that it belonged to a royal statue measuring more than ten feet high (if standing). The remains of the so-called Nine Bows, which symbolize all the potential enemies of Egypt, whom the pharaoh literally tramples and controls, can still be seen below the foot. This small but significant detail illustrates one of the king’s main functions—keeping the country secure and at peace.
6 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 24 x 21 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact email@example.com
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fragment of the Left Foot of a Royal Statue, 1292-1190 B.C.E. Red granite, 6 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 24 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1490E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1490E_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.1490E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Fragment of a pink granite royal seated statue. Preserved are the front part of the foot including all the toes and a small portion of the plinth upon which are incised line representations of the nine bows. The toe nails are indicated. The foot is rather smooth with little modeling.
Condition: Bottom of the plinth not preserved; small chips.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.