Torso from a Standing Statuette of a King
The idealized modeling of this torso harks back to royal sculpture of Dynasty IV (circa 2600–2475 B.C.). Art historians use the term "archaism" to describe such a conscious evocation of earlier models in art. Archaism played a dominant role in the creative achievements of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, perhaps in an effort to legitimize royal claims by linking the dynasty to Egypt's glorious past.
- Medium: Schist
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 664-570 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 6 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 9/16 in. (15.4 x 12.2 x 4 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: 58.95
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Torso from a Standing Statuette of a King, ca. 664-570 B.C.E. Schist, 6 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 9/16 in. (15.4 x 12.2 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.95. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Torso from a standing statuette of a king in dark green hard stone. Preserved portion includes only from base of neck to below belt and only front half of this part. Inscribed on belt but cartouche is broken. Of Psamtik I. Exceptional workmanship. Belt inscribed with ntr nfr, mr Imn-r'. Condition: Very incomplete. Arms, upper right breast shattered.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)